Shots at the pharmacy — a growing trend in Georgia
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... Read more
Medicines on school campus: Careful what you bring
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... Read more
What’s the wisest approach to ‘smart pills’?
The CBS program “Limitless” is one of the hottest crime dramas on American television right now. Based on a movie of the same name, the series dramatizes what happens when the main character takes a pill that gives him access to every neuron in his brain. This allows him... Read more
On World AIDS Day, a grim reality in Atlanta
Grady Health System physicians and officials say the HIV crisis continues to grow in metro Atlanta, with young black men in poverty at the highest risk for infection. The Grady staff outlined the extent of the problem in a meeting with U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) on Monday, the... Read more
New, ultra-expensive drugs have helped fuel the rise of health care costs, experts say. The number of patients taking at least $100,000 worth of prescription drugs annually tripled from 2013 to 2014, according to a report from pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts. But Dorothy Leone-Glasser says cracking down on drug... Read more

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