Flu season looms as wild card amid Covid surge
For pharmacists, cold weather means more people coming through their doors looking for relief from stuffy noses and sore throats or to ward off infection with a flu vaccine. October marks the start of the annual flu season, which typically worsens as the mercury drops before ending around May.... Read more
Attorney General Carr joining 23 states opposing vaccine mandates
Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr has joined 23 other state attorneys general in a letter to President Joe Biden warning of legal action if the White House’s proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate is implemented. Read the full article: Capitol Beat News Service  Read more
Atrium Health increases minimum wage for hospital workers
Atrium Health Navicent recently increased the minimum wage paid to its hourly employees, joining a growing number of Middle Georgia businesses doing the same. The new $12.50 per hour wage at Atrium Health Navicent is $5.25 more per hour than the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Read the full article:... Read more
Drug price transparency may return as legislative focus
Drug prices and who controls them could be back before the General Assembly this winter, as consumer advocates and pharmacy benefit managers remain at odds over issues such as drug price transparency. Read the full article: Capitol Beat News Service  Read more
Decatur school district mandates vaccinations for staff
Employees in the Decatur school system in suburban Atlanta have until the end of October to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The move could set up a showdown with Gov. Brian Kemp, who issued an executive order in May that he says bans government entities from mandating vaccines. The issue hasn’t... Read more

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