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This is the home for our coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the HME industry.

Pharmacists get OK to provide eventual COVID vaccine

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09/11/2020

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has authorized licensed pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 vaccinations to persons ages 3 or older, subject to certain requirements.

Community Rx ready to provide coronavirus vaccinations

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09/02/2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Eighty-six percent of community pharmacists say they plan to offer coronavirus vaccines when then hit the marketplace, according to a new survey by the National Community Pharmacists Association.

UPitt surveys attendees on ISS

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09/02/2020

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh is surveying prospective attendees of the 37th International Seating Symposium about their likelihood of attending the event, depending on the pandemic situation.

Post office troubles concern providers

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08/28/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – A perfect storm of delays at the U.S. Postal Service combined with an increase in demand for mail-order supplies due to the COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for providers.

‘Life has changed’ for HME providers

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08/28/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – What’s it like to be an HME provider in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic? It runs the gamut from watching your business dry up, to feeling like the mask police to not being able to hug your mom.

Oswald’s Pharmacy pivots with testing and more

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08/28/2020

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but Oswald’s Pharmacy has been learning new ones since 1875. Its newest trick? Covid-19 antibody testing.

Retail providers respond to market shifts

‘We had to create a new supply chain for a lot of these things’
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08/21/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – When customer demand for standard DME took a nosedive during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, retail providers found themselves shifting gears to meet market demands.

Tornado forces rebuild, rethink

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08/21/2020

HERMITAGE, Tenn. – Provider Kevin Brown was hit with a double whammy in early March, when a deadly tornado struck the Nashville area, just as the COVID-19 pandemic began to take hold.

F&P updates guidance

Company sees 5% revenue growth for home care, 91% for hospital group
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08/18/2020

IRVINE, Calif. – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare saw lower diagnosis rates of obstructive sleep apnea globally for the first four months of its fiscal year 2021 but mildly elevated rates of mask resupply, the company stated in a recent update.

F&P updates guidance

Company sees 5% revenue growth for home care, 91% for hospital group
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08/18/2020

IRVINE, Calif. – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare saw lower diagnosis rates of obstructive sleep apnea globally for the first four months of its fiscal year 2021 but mildly elevated rates of mask resupply, the company stated in a recent update.

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