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Archive for December, 2011

Primatene Mist Inhalers with CFCs Discontinued After December 31, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking for assistance in communicating to respiratory therapists about the imminent phase out of over-the-counter Primatene Mist.

According to the FDA statement:

“After December 31, 2011, Primatene Mist will no longer be an essential use of CFCs and will be subject to the Clean Air Act’s nonessential products ban, making its production, distribution, and sale illegal.”

The FDA requests that respiratory therapists be aware of Primatene Mist’s removal and be prepared for the patients that might show up in clinics and EDs once it becomes unavailable.

Handi Medical Supply’s store front

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 @ 12:12 PM  posted by jbuytaert

If you ever wondered what Handi Medical Supply’s building looks like – here it is. We are located on the northeast corner of University Avenue and Highway 280 in Saint Paul.

Our showroom which features many items including: lift chairs, walkers, transport chairs, aids to daily living and much more is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Registration for the 2012 Handi Medical Supply Conference is now open!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 @ 01:12 PM  posted by jbuytaert

Registration for the 2012 Handi Medical Supply Education & Equipment Conference is now open. Please go to and click on the link to register.

Handi is partnering with Heartland Home Health to be a drop-off location for collecting food for their food shelf drive benefiting the Trinity Mission Food Shelf. If you would like to donate non-perishable food items, please bring them in by Friday, Dec 23rd to our location at: 2505 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN  55114

That’s the Ticket! Tips for Traveling with Oxygen

Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 10:12 AM  posted by jbuytaert

It is often hard to find time to breathe when you are getting ready for a trip, but it should be your Number 1 priority if you are dependent on oxygen. Fortunately, you can travel almost anywhere with a portable oxygen concentrator (POC), provided you plan ahead.

This guide covers some basic tips for oxygen travel, but you should contact your oxygen provider and travel provider’s special services department to get their specific requirements ahead of time. Read more