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AAH: Walmart removes CPAP devices from website

February 25, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Walmart has removed CPAP devices from its website, after hearing concerns from AAHomecare. Last week, the association had sent a letter to Walmart, reminding the retail giant that both federal and North Dakota laws prohibit the sale of CPAP devices without prescriptions. AAHomecare wrote the letter after a provider in the state, Sanford Healthcare, reported being approached by someone who had purchased a CPAP device from Walmart.com. North Dakota also requires that clinically trained...

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AAHomecare puts Walmart on notice

February 21, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare has a letter to Walmart, reminding the retail giant that both Federal and North Dakota laws prohibit the sale of CPAP devices without a prescription, after Sanford Healthcare was approached by someone who needed help with a device purchased from Walmart.com. North Dakota also requires CPAP devices to be set up by a clinically trained professional. The North Dakota Board of Pharmacy has opened an investigation into the matter, according to AAHomecare. The association will follow...

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Truefit CPAP supplies hit walmart.com

May 13, 2014HME News Staff

BOSTON - PBM Capital has announced that its Truefit CPAP supplies and accessories are now available nationwide through Walmart.com. The Truefit line of products includes filters for more than 60 popular CPAP machines; replacement hoses and tubing; and a full line of accessories, such as chin straps, headgear, cleaning solutions, gel pads and hose wraps, according to a press release. “Until now, CPAP supplies have been sold exclusively through medical supply stores making them expensive and...

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Specialty Providers

Reporter's notebook: Walmart brochure 'disparages' providers

April 18, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - As far as provider Lisa Feierstein is concerned, businesses can do what they like as long as it's legal. But she took umbrage with a recent marketing piece from Walmart touting its new line of “truefit” CPAP supplies.The colorful brochure states that only 50% of CPAP users change their accessories as recommended. The reason: Because accessories have only been sold at medical equipment stores, they tend to be expensive and inconvenient for consumers to access, according...

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On the Editor's Desk

Sneak peek: Retail Strategies Special Report

February 21, 2014Liz Beaulieu, Editor

If you're intimidated by the prospect of launching a retail-driven HME business, consider the dozens of experts featured in our upcoming Retail Strategies Special Report as your personal mentors. In the special report, these experts will guide you on everything from what to prioritize (your customer's needs, not necessarily the money) to what to carry (how many bath chairs are you really going to sell, asks one expert) to where to get help (your friendly manufacturer, of course). One of the most...

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Walmart enters fray

August 24, 2012Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Holy smokes! Walmart in July introduced diabetes test strips for $9 a box.“What? We can't even get it for that,” said Cindy Bishop, one of the owners of Diamond Medical Equipment in Little Rock, Ark.Walmart, which has long had a lower priced ReliOn brand of diabetes supplies, launched its new low-cost ReliOn Prime meter, which sells for $16.24 and ReliOn Prime test strips, which are sold in 50-count boxes.Providers say they don't think the rock-bottom pricing will lure their customers.“Most...

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