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Samsung expects to launch sleep apnea feature in Q3 

February 12, 2024HME News Staff

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – Samsung Electronics has announced that the sleep apnea feature on the Samsung Health Monitor app has received de novo authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This feature, which detects signs of sleep apnea using a compatible Samsung Galaxy Watch and phone, was the first of its kind to be authorized by the FDA, the company says, following previous approval by Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety in October. “With the sleep apnea feature,...

App, Samsung, Sleep Apnea


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News

Industry weighs potential impact of weight loss drugs

November 17, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Respondents to a recent HME Newspoll aren’t quite sure what to make of the weight loss drug craze and whether or not it will impact demand for certain HME.  Nearly 40% of respondents say the drugs, which are known as GLP-1s and which include brand names like Ozempic and Wegovy, could reduce demand for CPAP devices, as obesity is among the most important risk factors for sleep apnea.  “Over time, I think this will have a huge impact on PAP devices...

Diabetes, Sleep Apnea, weight loss drugs


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Providers

Vivos announces deal with Lincare

October 25, 2023HME News Staff

LITTLETON, Colo. – Vivos Therapeutics, a medical technology company that makes oral appliances for patients suffering from mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea and snoring in adults, has signed a distribution agreement with Lincare.  The agreement follows a successful a distribution pilot with Lincare and marks an important milestone in Vivos’ strategy to engage with leading durable medical equipment companies in the United States. Lincare will have a six-month exclusive deal...

Lincare, Oral appliance, Sleep Apnea, Vivos


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Vivos appliance gets clinical trial

October 12, 2023HME News Staff

LITTLETON, Colo. – Vivos Therapeutics, a medical technology company focused on developing treatments for patients suffering from mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea and snoring in adults, announced that its flagship daytime-nighttime appliance (DNA) will be tested in a clinical trial at Stanford Medicine. “We are extremely excited to be starting this trial at Stanford Medicine, which has been in the works for some time” said R. Kirk Huntsman, chairman and CEO of Vivos. “I...

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Apnimed appoints Yee as senior exec

September 20, 2023HME News Staff

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Apnimed, a pharmaceutical company focused on developing oral pharmacologic therapies for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and related disorders, has appointed John Yee, MD, MPH, as senior vice president of medical affairs. Dr. Yee will lead Apnimed’s efforts to engage and inform the clinical community about the company’s lead drug candidate AD109, as well as other pipeline assets, as they progress through clinical development toward commercial launch....

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Specialty Providers

AASM president: Sleep apnea is more than just ‘annoying’ snoring

July 21, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

DARIEN, Ill. – When it comes to awareness of sleep apnea, the message is getting out there, but it’s not amplified enough, says Dr. James Rowley, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s new president.  “I think we need to keep reinforcing that message and getting people to think about talking to their primary care doctor,” said Rowley, who is currently transitioning to a new role as a professor of medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. “Even...

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), CPAP, Dr. James A. Rowley, Sleep Apnea


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Star Sleep & Wellness assembles ‘dream team,’ opens five locations

July 19, 2023HME News Staff

DALLAS and FORT WORTH, Texas – Star Sleep & Wellness has recently opened five locations throughout the Dallas metroplex, in Dallas, Denton, Frisco, Irving and Plano, to offer comprehensive services to patients. Star Sleep & Wellness CEO Dr. Kent Smith has assembled a "dream team" of sleep specialists, including sleep physicians, a licensed psychologist, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and sleep dentists. "Star Sleep & Wellness is able to not only diagnose sleep disorders through testing...

Sleep Apnea, Star Sleep & Wellness


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Boone Lockard

Business Development

Sleep therapy market: Keeping calm and carrying on

June 13, 2023Boone Lockard

Editor’s note: It’s been a busy year in the sleep market, as manufacturers rebound from supply chain issues that have plagued them since 2020 and new technologies have launched to increase patient compliance. Boone Lockard, director of VGM Respiratory, recently weighed in on what he’s currently seeing in this dynamic space.  On the challenges and opportunities in the sleep market  Opportunities:  The sleep market presents several significant opportunities...

Boone Lockard, CPAP, Sleep Apnea, VGM Respiratory


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Vendors

Study: PAP adherence can reduce hospitalizations

June 8, 2023HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS – People with heart failure and obstructive sleep apnea can significantly reduce hospitalizations and ER visits, as well as related costs, by being adherent with PAP therapy, according to two recent studies.  The studies were supported by ResMed and presented at SLEEP 2023.  One study analyzed 1,472 people with OSA and systolic heart failure, with exactly half adherent on PAP therapy and half non-adherent. The adherent patients had 24% fewer ER visits and incurred...

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VirtuOx participates in sleep screening initiative 

May 23, 2023HME News Staff

GRAMBLING, La. – VirtuOx will participate in a national initiative to screen, test and treat obstructive sleep apnea in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) launched by Nexus Dental Systems. The initiative kicks off on May 22 with the Grambling State University Tigers football team, coaching staff and administrators, with screening for the broader university community beginning in the fall. “Grambling State is only the first stop on a national tour to bring needed care...

Sleep Apnea, sleep testing, VirtuOx


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