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Invacare, Invamex and the FDA

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I spoke briefly with Kelly Mize and Brian Ellacott of Invacare yesterday about the company's decision to move the manufacturing of its Solara line of manual wheelchairs to an existing facility in Reynosa, Mexico.

FDA negotiations and law firm investigations

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Did anyone else notice the flurry of law firms that announced they're investigating Invacare's board of directors following the company's Dec.

What's in a name?


Would you rather be a gravedigger or a funeral director? What about a used car salesman or a seller of certified pre-owned vehicles? Why would the personnel department change its name to the human resources department? All these titles have something in common; they evoke a response, a judgment of the value of these positions. It is about perception.

Bold strategies help O2 providers breathe easier


Respiratory providers intent on being successful in the oxygen market must be assertive when pursuing business opportunities in today's environment, which can mean making tough choices, taking new risks, and changing conventional methods. With a heavy load of regulatory and reimbursement challenges blocking the path to prosperity, providers need to formulate some bold strategies to circumvent these barriers, oxygen manufacturers say.

Exhibitor highlights: Invacare booth salutes HME industry


BOOTH 714 - Elyria, Ohio-based Invacare is celebrating the "amazing work" HME providers do for their clients with a new campaign called "Making Life's Experiences Possible" at Medtrade this year.

Providers need to rip complexities out of their businesses


ELYRIA, Ohio - HME manufacturers and providers alike need to be strategic, not tactical, thinkers if they want to survive the next few years, says Invacare's Carl Will.

Invacare posts 'solid' first quarter


"Invacare is off to a solid start in 2011," stated President and CEO Gerald Blouch in a release. "Invacare is confident that the momentum from this quarter will continue to deliver positive results for its shareholders in 2011."

Briefs: Pride announces stops for new tour


Pride Mobility and Quantum Rehab announced in February the stops for its new educational tour. The 2011 Professional Education Partnership will stop in 24 cities beginning in Orlando in March and ending in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., in October. The tour features courses like "Mobility Product Troubleshooting and Repair."

Power chair market hits speed bump


The elimination of the first-month purchase option for power wheelchairs represents a significant obstacle for mobility providers, manufacturers say. The new policy will test the industry's financial acumen as it restricts cash flow.

Invacare joins Medical Mart movement


ELYRIA, Ohio – A familiar name in the HME industry announced last week that it’s throwing its weight behind the Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center (Cleveland MMCC).