As demand for health care grows, pharmacists are providing services that stretch the historical boundaries of their profession. The era of pharmacists simply dispensing pills into child-safe bottles is over. Now they’re just as likely to be found administering preventive vaccines against everything from influenza to shingles, or having... Read more
The state’s waiting list for people with HIV to get government drug assistance is steadily growing — intensifying concerns that patients won’t get the medications they need. More than 1,100 Georgians are on the waiting list for the state’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). That’s the second-longest list in... Read more
“Pill mills’’ increasingly have grabbed the attention of police and politicians across Georgia. These unscrupulous pain clinics sell prescription narcotics such as oxycodone to patients for nonmedical uses. The sales have led to an increase in prescription drug abuse, the country’s fastest-growing drug problem. Often, the prescription abuse has... Read more

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