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3B Medical will fight lawsuit

June 3, 2013HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - 3B Medical/BMC Medical, a manufacturer of sleep diagnostics and therapy devices, says it will fight a lawsuit filed by ResMed for alleged patent infringement, according to a press release. ResMed claims 3B Medical infringed on three patents involving the elbow swivel of a nasal pillow mask and the water flow-back valve of a humidifier. 3B disputes the allegations, claiming the lawsuit is just a ploy for reducing competition. “In 3B/BMC's estimation the lawsuit is intended to do...

3B Medical/BMC Medical, Alex Lucio, dme, hme, ResMed, respiratory supplies


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DeVilbiss moves production back home

May 28, 2013HME News Staff

SOMERSET, Pa. - DeVilbiss Healthcare, a provider of respiratory supplies, plans to create between 20 and 25 full-time jobs by moving its manufacturing operations from China back to Somerset, Pa., according to a press release. The company expects to complete the move by the end of September 2013. Production lines for the DeVilbiss iFill Portable Oxygen Filling Station have returned to the United States, and the company is in the process of moving several lines of compressor nebulizers and oxygen concentrators...

DeVilbiss Healthcare, dme, hme, Oxygen Concentrators, respiratory supplies, US Department of Agriculture


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Study: Bedtime regularity predicts CPAP compliance

May 8, 2013HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - Having a routine bedtime prior to CPAP therapy plays an important role in compliance, suggests a new study published in the journal SLEEP. Conducted by researchers at Penn State University, the study found that bedtime variability was a significant predictor in CPAP adherence, which researchers defined as four or more hours of treatment per night. The odds of not being adherent to CPAP therapy after one month were 3.7 times greater for every one unit increase in pre-treatment bedtime...

CPAP, dme, hme, osa, Penn State University, respiratory supplies, Sleep Apnea, SLEEP journal


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CareFusion pays $41M to resolve allegations

April 30, 2013HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - CareFusion, a manufacturer of home infusion pumps and respiratory products, has reached an agreement in principle to pay $41 million to the government to resolve an investigation related to prior sales and marketing practices and its relationships with healthcare professionals, according to a press release. The company will record the charge in the third quarter of fiscal year 2013 to establish a reserve for this amount. In connection with these matters, CareFusion has entered into a...

AssuraMed, Cardinal Health, CareFusion, CPAP, hme, Home Infusion Therapy, respiratory supplies


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