RALEIGH, NC, October 31, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Nancy McFarlane, president of MedPro Rx, Inc. (http://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 awarded 50 scholarships in 17 states as part of its 2012/2013 scholarship program. Since starting its "Education is Power" scholarship program in 2006, MedPro Rx has distributed more than $340,000 to students nationwide who have either hemophilia or von Willebrand Disease (vWD). The annual scholarships are open to U.S. residents who are living with a bleeding disorder, entering or attending a community college, junior college, four-year college, university or vocational school, and active in their community.
Hemophilia is a rare, hereditary disorder that causes excessive bleeding to occur spontaneously or after injury. The bleeding may be external or internal into joints, muscles, the abdominal cavity, the brain and other organs. Hemophilia affects approximately 20,000 people nationwide, crossing all racial and socioeconomic groups, with a higher incidence among males. 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). Von Willebrand Disease 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.
For more information about MedPro Rx's "Education is Power" program or its pharmacy services, visit http://www.medprorx.com or call (888) 571-3100.
"We at MedPro Rx are pleased that for the seventh consecutive year, our 'Education Is Power' program is able to support students living with bleeding disorders who want to study at institutes of higher learning," said McFarlane. "Our commitment remains strong to supporting the hemophilia community with this opportunity."
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MedPro Rx, Inc. is an Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. (ACHC), and URAC Specialty Pharmacy accredited provider, serving clients who require clotting factor, IVIg and other specialty medications for complex chronic conditions. Established in Raleigh, N.C., in 2002, MedPro Rx's team has more than 250 years of combined pharmacy, nursing and management experience and is committed to flawless, quality patient care and services backed by a total therapy management approach. MedPro Rx's pharmacy programs are specifically tailored for infused and injectable specialty pharmaceuticals with emphasis in the neurology, immunology, rheumatology and hematology and rare bleeding disorders communities. The pharmacy's numerous awards include being named the Triangle's No. 1 fastest-growing privately held company in 2008 by Triangle Business Journal and a top women-owned business by Triangle Business Journal in 2009, 2010 and 2011; ranking as the No. 1 Small Business in the Triangle and No. 3 Small Business in North Carolina by Business Leader in 2011 and making the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing entrepreneurial businesses in 2010, 2011 and 2012. For more information about MedPro Rx, call (888) 571-3100 or visit http://www.medprorx.com.
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