The findings, by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Women's College Hospital, are the first to show fertility medications
, which can cause short-term pregnancy complications, are not associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease later in life.
Heidi Benham, aged 44, was indeed a fertility patient, but she began calling pharmacies and fraudulently authorizing refills of various fertility medications
by claiming that she worked for a physician, according to the U.
Those functions, which operate under the Walgreens Health Services umbrella, have been augmented through a series of recent acquisitions, including Take Care Health Systems, an operator of in-store clinics; Medmark Specialty Pharmacy Solutions, a full-service speciality pharmacy company; SeniorMed Pharmacy, which provides prescription services to residents of assisted-living, speciality care and independent communities; and Schraft's--A Speciality Pharmacy, a provider of advanced fertility medications
More likely, the woman had a stroke before she called the physician, and the stroke may have been due to fertility medications
she had previously taken.
Over the past year the company has bolstered its Walgreens Health Services business by acquiring New Jersey-based Schraft's A Specialty Pharmacy, a provider of fertility medications
and services, and by creating SeniorMed, a joint venture with Colorado-based Senior Healthcare Partners LLC that provides prescriptions to elderly residents of assisted-living and retirement communities across the country.
In total, about 80% of those surveyed had planned their pregnancy, almost 7% had used fertility medications
, and an additional 5.
These case-control data suggest that infertility per se, but not the use of fertility medications
, elevates the overall risk of ovarian cancer," they concluded.
For 15 years it has specialized in providing advanced fertility medications