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April 2007 Issue

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Edition: Vol 15 Number 04

Reality Sets In
There's no ship coming in. Long-term-care providers are resigned to a tough reimbursement environment. So are their distributors. But together, they're making a go of it.

The Measuring Stick
Nursing homes look to improve care with new guidelines and certification.

The Value of a Familiar Face

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All are One
New faces in leadership positions signal a new direction for NDC and its members.

Turnaround
After their facility burned down, Suncoast Surgical owners Rob and Louise Dial found out that the medical distribution community really is a village.

State of Mind
Helping customers economize with disease state management.

Sales Candy
How too much of a good thing can make you sick.

Windshieldtime
Chances are you spend a lot of time in your car. Here’s some automotive-related news that might help you appreciate your home-away-from-home a little more.

Wheels are Turning at Trinity Health
Former auto executive is revamping Michigan IDN's supply chain.

Distributors Left Holding the Bag
Production glitches and a mild flu season leave distributors with an oversupply of flu vaccine.

FDA Presses for Pedigree Rule

The Disappearing Colonoscopy
New imaging procedures may supplant endoscopy, and gastroenterologists need to adapt.

The Road to Recovery
TransforMED helps redefine the future of family practice.

Fast and Accurate
BNP testing moves beyond traditional diagnoses of heart failure.

PRECISE Selling Tips for BNP

People news

Born to Golf
Shawn Murphy took aim at medical sales following a shot in professional golf.

New products

Medical Mart for Cleveland?

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