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Shock and disruption

March 1, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

During the final stages of getting the March issue out the door, Managing Editor Theresa Flaherty and I also had on our to-do list coming up with a guest for the February episode of the HME News in 10 podcast.  Given the recent decision by Philips to exit the home oxygen concentrator and ventilator markets in the United States, we thought it would be important to invite someone who could speak to the continued tumultuousness of the larger respiratory product category in the past few years.  This...

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Philips exit: ‘Nothing fazes us anymore' 

February 16, 2024Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – A decision by Philips to exit a large chunk of the U.S. respiratory market will have a significant impact on the market, say 70% of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll.  Philips announced in January that it was discontinuing sales for 19 sleep and respiratory products, including oxygen concentrators and ventilators.  “There are very few big manufacturers left,” wrote one respondent. “Respironics had many high-quality products that will be...

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