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Sunset expands beyond respiratory

March 15, 2018HME News Staff

CHICAGO - Sunset Healthcare Solutions plans to add TENS units to its product offerings, it announced recently. The two affordable models, the TEN100 and TEN200, will launch this spring. Sunset, a manufacturer of respiratory equipment, will also add a new nebulizer and a new knee scooter to its line this spring. “This is an exciting time at Sunset,” said P.J. Ruflin, director of sales. “While we are expanding, we still have the same great value and commitment to our customers that...

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What's bad for painkillers is good for TENS devices

December 31, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - A recent recommendation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could provide a big boost to the makers and providers of alternative pain management therapies like TENS.Concerned about the abuse of narcotic painkillers, the FDA wants to reduce by half—to 90 days—the supply that patients can get without new prescriptions. The agency's move is no surprise to Ryan Moore, a physical therapist who is vice president of sales for Roscoe Medical's Pain Management Division.“We've...

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CMS posts final decision on TENS

June 15, 2012Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - CMS hasn't changed its mind about dropping certain coverage for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS).Earlier this year, CMS sought comments on a proposed decision memo that outlined its plans to pay for TENS for chronic lower back pain only when the patients using the devices are enrolled in an approved prospective clinical study. On June 8, the agency posted a final decision memo restating its position.“Despite concerns expressed by seniors, physicians and members...


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