Raleigh, NC, June 18, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Nancy McFarlane, president of MedPro Rx, Inc. (www.medprorx.com), a provider of specialty pharmacy services to clients with chronic illnesses who need clotting factor, IVIg and other medication, has announced that the pharmacy sponsored the Virginia Hemophilia Foundation annual meeting, held May 14-15 at Camp Holiday Trails in Charlottesville, Va.
Approximately one in every 5,000 males nationwide is born with hemophilia, affecting all racial and socioeconomic groups equally. People with hemophilia experience bleeding following an injury and may have frequent spontaneous bleeding episodes, often into the joints and muscles. More traumatic injuries may result in serious problems and potential disability. The three most common types of hemophilia are Hemophilia A or Factor VIII Deficiency, Hemophilia B or Factor IX Deficiency, and von Willebrand Disease (vWD). vWD is caused by a deficiency or defect of a clotting protein, and it affects approximately 1-2 percent of the United States population. Unlike hemophilia, vWD occurs equally among males and females and is more likely to cause nosebleeds and bleeding under the skin than into the joints.
“The Virginia Hemophilia Foundation annual meeting was a great opportunity to meet the experts, network with other families, and learn about the latest products available,” said McFarlane. ”We are honored to sponsor an event that benefits the hemophilia community.”
- Dr. Diane Dimon, founder and director of Matters of the Mind and author of a meditation CD, was a special guest speaker.
- For more information, visit www.vahemophilia.org/.
About MedPro Rx, Inc.:
MedPro Rx, Inc. is a specialty infusion pharmacy, serving clients who require clotting factor, IVIg and other medications for complex chronic conditions. Established in Raleigh, N.C., in 2002, MedPro Rx’s team has more than 150 years of combined pharmacy, nursing and management experience. MedPro Rx, an Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. provider (ACHC), emphasizes treatments for individuals with autoimmune neuromuscular disorders as well as rare bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia and von Willebrand Disease. The pharmacy has received numerous awards for its success and was most recently named one of the top five fastest-growing, privately held companies in the Triangle by Triangle Business Journal. For more information about MedPro Rx, please call (888) 571-3100 or visit www.medprorx.com.
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