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FMC Not Using Recalled Medication

Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) and Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) have not purchased or used the spinal injection drug methylprednisolone from the Massachusetts compounding pharmacy linked to the current outbreak of a rare form of meningitis. FMC and VVMC acquire methylprednisolone acetate from Pfizer Inc., which is approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) as an original […]

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Assisting Seniors and Medications

Persons over the age of 65 make up over 13 percent of the population of the United States, but they receive more than 30 percent of prescriptions filled. Seniors in general have more medical problems that require them to take medications, sometimes for numerous conditions. In the U.S. each year, almost 100,000 people above the […]

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Let the Blood Flow – Drug-Eluting Stents

Angioplasty with balloons and stents has saved lives and improved quality of life for millions of people. Coronary angioplasty is a medical procedure used to restore blood flow in a narrowed or blocked artery in the heart. The arteries of the heart (the coronary arteries) can become narrowed and blocked due to buildup of a […]

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