Courtney Medical Group has been honored and privileged to provide quality medical care to Tucson since 1988.
We are dedicated to understanding and assessing your needs and concerns. Our committed team of medical staff and providers strives to educate, prevent illnesses, and improve your health and quality of life. Your overall health is determined by more than routine exams; we seek a partnership in approaching health concerns and work to establish a lasting connection in a respectful and professional manner. Building a quality lifestyle with you is our priority, understanding that each person brings their own needs and concerns.
You have a choice in your healthcare, and we value you choosing Courtney Medical Group.
With so much information available today, we wanted to share important news regarding your health and wellness in a simple, snapshot format. Here is the latest:
Additional Concerns Raised Over Ranitidine
Information continues to expose additional concerns over ranitidine, commonly known as Zantac. The manufacturing process, previously thought to be when medication was exposed to a contaminant was the reason behind elevated levels of NDMA; now, information shows that it may be the actual process that is creating the elevated NDMA levels.
In addition, sources at the FDA shared that they are looking into how ranitidine interacts with the human body, specifically what happens to NDMA levels in the body, after ranitidine has been exposed to acid in the stomach.
Please call your provider or pharmacist to discuss any concerns regarding ranitidine and alternatives if you are currently using a prescription that contains the ingredients in question.
CDC Releases Info: Vaping Illnesses Caused By Vitamin E Acetate
A form of vitamin E has been identified as a “very strong culprit” in lung injuries related to vaping THC, health officials reported on Friday, November 8th, 2019. It is a major advance in a frightening outbreak that has killed 40 people and sickened 2,051. You can read more here about the latest development. The CDC continues to update their page with information as well, and can be found here.
FDA Expands Ranitidine Recall To Even More Manufacturers
The FDA announced that four other pharmaceutical companies were voluntarily recalling various ranitidine-containing products in addition to those that have previously recalled for unsafe levels of NDMA. You can read the timeline and details of the recall here. If you are unsure if a product you are using contains NDMA, contact your pharmacist or provider.
Ranitidine Recall Expanded
Ranitidine, more commonly known by brand names like Zantac, Rani 2, and Ausran, was voluntarily recalled by its manufacturer (Sandoz Inc.). The lots of Ranitidine Hydrochloride Capsules were recalled in the U.S. because of confirmed contamination with N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) above levels established by the FDA. To check whether a batch is part of the recall, you can check the FDA website or call your pharmacist or provider for information.
UPDATE: This week, the recall was widened- you can find more details here.
Vaping Illness Reported In 49 States
Concerns over vaping and the lung injury caused by it continue to grow. Now named EVALI, the vaping related illness has spread to over 1,300 people in 49 states. You can read the latest from the Centers for Disease Control, here.
Flu Season Kicks Off- Here’s What To Know
A flu vaccination is important not only for those that receive the immunization, but for all those around them. People with compromised immune systems, the elderly, and very young are especially at risk for complications and may not be able to receive the immunization; but if those around them are immunized, it can offer a layer of protection. You can read more about why immunizations are important, here. The 2019 flu season has officially started- here is some important information about this flu season .
What’s New at Our Practice
We Have Moved To A New Location!
We are excited to announce that Courtney Medical Group has moved! Our new office is located at 1671 W. Ina Road, Ste 101, Tucson AZ, 85704. You can read more about our new location here.
CBD Products Now Available
Courtney Medical Group now offers CBD infused products! What is CBD? It is a component of marijuana called a cannabinoid. CBD does not cause a high, but does appear to exert pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects and reduce anxiety. For more information, read here. You can also see what products are available for purchase here.
Read Our Latest Blog Post
We add a new blog post daily- topics range from general wellness information, local events and activities throughout Tucson, Arizona, weight loss information, Dr. Courtney’s personal perspective on a variety of topics, and an in-depth look into living with chronic pain. You can find our most recent posts below, and you can search our archives here.