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In brief: Philips recall, Senate honor, NPWT bill

July 22, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – VGM has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expedite its approval process for a replacement foam for respiratory devices affected by the Philips recall.  “We are requesting accelerated approval from the FDA for this critical replacement component for approved technicians to rapidly start the process of replacing/repairing all recalled units,” states VGM in a letter to the agency.  Philips on June 14 announced a voluntary recall of certain...

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PAMES taps new president, announces fall conference

July 22, 2021HME News Staff

SEATTLE – PAMES has named Laura Berry as its new president. Berry is the founder and CEO of Soundview Medical Supply, a Seattle-based company focused on selling disposable medical supplies to senior care facilities. She is a current member of AAHomecare and vice chair of the association’s Medical Supply Council. Berry takes over the role from Paul Sabin of NORCO. The association has also announced plans to hold its fall conference Sept. 23 - 24, at the Seattle Embassy Suites, Pioneer...

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