Shawna Ervin, of Nampa, has blood drawn for testing by phlebotomist Christy Cook at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa. Some psychiatric medications carry the risk of damaging a person’s body. Ervin says her current doctor found a perfect prescription-drug regimen for her, but the drug Clozaril requires her to have blood drawn once a week to screen for signs of harm.
Shawna Ervin, of Nampa, has blood drawn for testing by phlebotomist Christy Cook at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa. Some psychiatric medications carry the risk of damaging a person’s body. Ervin says her current doctor found a perfect prescription-drug regimen for her, but the drug Clozaril requires her to have blood drawn once a week to screen for signs of harm. doswald@idahostatesman.com
Shawna Ervin, of Nampa, has blood drawn for testing by phlebotomist Christy Cook at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa. Some psychiatric medications carry the risk of damaging a person’s body. Ervin says her current doctor found a perfect prescription-drug regimen for her, but the drug Clozaril requires her to have blood drawn once a week to screen for signs of harm. doswald@idahostatesman.com

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