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South of Afghanistan

South of Afghanistan – From the Editor Curt Werner The smashing story on group purchasing that appeared in The New York Times on March 4 was not unexpected. But the fact that it appeared on page one, right below the latest news from the war in Afghanistan, gave it the special kind of credence that […]

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Earnings Digest

Earnings Digest – Economic Indicators Earnings Digest Earnings Digest Information is provided by the companies listed below. Figures in parentheses are losses. DISTRIBUTORS CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. Company 2001 2000 Quarter ending July 31 Revenue $14.6 million $0.6 million Net Income $1.4 million $1.1 million HENRY SCHEIN Quarter ending June 30 Company 2001 2000 Revenue $606.3 […]

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Radiation protective eyewear

Radiation protective eyewear MicroLite[TM]Series radiation protective eyewear are an ultra-light Pb eyewear, with 95% radiation reduction at 125 KVP direct beam. Includes new ProliteHT[TM] lenses with SF6HT leaded glass for increased light transmission; integrated Optibloc[TM] side shields for lateral protection against scatter radiation, and curved Uniflex temples for flexible, non-restrictive fit. Prescription and non-prescription available. […]

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Sales squabble leads Candela to sever PSS pact

Sales squabble leads Candela to sever PSS pact – Newswire Candela Corp., Wayland, MA, says it will terminate relations with Physician Sales & Service Inc., a division of PSS World Medical Inc., on Oct. 2, 2002. According to Candela, a manufacturer of laser equipment, a significant fluctuation in the level of PSS’s quarterly purchases from […]

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New wound care products focus on efficacy, flexibility, durability

New wound care products focus on efficacy, flexibility, durability – Infection Connection John Andrews A new generation of sophisticated products entering the 21st century market should finally put to rest the notion that purchasing wound care products is little more than ordering gauze by the truckload. To the contrary–wound care represents a new frontier for […]

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Non-latex gloves penetrate higher cost barrier

Non-latex gloves penetrate higher cost barrier Todd Shields According to a comparative Healthcare Purchasing News survey, far fewer hospitals than last year are unwilling to pay a higher price for non-latex medical gloves. In 1999, an HPN survey found nearly 60% of hospitals were unwilling to spend more on non-latex gloves; however, this year’s survey […]

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NY court: Legal immigrants qualify for Medicaid

NY court: Legal immigrants qualify for Medicaid The New York State Court of Appeals has ruled that denying legal immigrants Medicaid benefits violates the equal protection clauses of the state and U.S. constitutions. The plaintiffs were 12 immigrants who suffer from potentially life-threatening illnesses. The state law that was found unconstitutional, Social Services Law 122, […]

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Goldman Sachs 2002 survey: Allegiance edges to tie Owens as top med-surg distributor

Goldman Sachs 2002 survey: Allegiance edges to tie Owens as top med-surg distributor – Surgical Business The few national medical-surgical distributors that emerged from the consolidation wave that pared the group to just three have now had the opportunity to fine-tune their operations, and for now the service and price gradations that differentiate them appear […]

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Shrugging off bankruptcy, Maxxim Medical stays afloat and seems to prosper

Shrugging off bankruptcy, Maxxim Medical stays afloat and seems to prosper – News Curt Werner Buoyed by consistent, if not strong sales and unafraid to launch new products and tinker with other key lines to meet customer demand and stay active in the race with competitors, Maxxim Medical has the appearance of a solid company […]

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Computer Motion, Karl Storz form strategic alliance

Computer Motion, Karl Storz form strategic alliance – News Wire Computer Motion Inc., a developer of medical robotic systems, and Karl Storz Endoscopy, based in the U.S. in Santa Barbara, CA, have begun an alliance to collaborate in the development of products that enhance the compatibility between Karl Storz Communication Bus and HERMES-Ready devices in […]