Medicines on school campus: Careful what you bring

By Lauren Baggett

Georgia Health News | December 28, 2015

A kid doesn't have to bring an odd-looking homemade device to school to attract attention from the authorities.

A prescription pill will do the trick.

A child who pulls out an antibiotic capsule at the water fountain may be marched to the principal's office for questioning. Schools have to comply with drug laws, and they worry about keeping students safe on campus. So teachers and staff have been trained to watch for possible misuse of drugs.


Shots at the pharmacy - a growing trend in Georgia

By Ruobing Han

Georgia Health News | January 2, 2016


A state law that's been in place for less than six months has improved access to key vaccines for Georgia adults.

The legislation allows pharmacists and nurses to administer vaccines for influenza, pneumococcal disease, shingles and meningitis. This is a big development for Georgia pharmacists, who have been administering flu vaccine to all comers since 2009 and other shots to people with individual prescriptions from a doctor.


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