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Day: August 6, 2019

Plan to allow drug imports will take time

Plan to allow drug imports will take time

By Associated Press WASHINGTON — Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar says he and President Donald Trump are working on a plan to allow Americans to import lower- priced prescription drugs from Canada. Azar made the comments Tuesday (July 30) in an interview with CNBC. As a candidate, Trump called for allowing Americans to […]

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Kemp administration probing ethylene oxide risk in Georgia

Kemp administration probing ethylene oxide risk in Georgia

By Brenda Goodman and Andy Miller, Georgia Health News Gov. Brian Kemp’s office said Thursday (Aug. 1) that it’s investigating toxic pollution involving two medical device sterilization plants in metro Atlanta. An EPA report last year flagged two census tracts in the Smyrna area and one in Covington—along with dozens of other areas in the […]

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Veterans Benefits

Georgia State Veteran Benefits

The state of Georgia provides several veteran benefits. This is a brief description of them. Georgia Veterans Home Georgia has two veterans homes, one in Augusta and one in Milledgeville. Admission is open to honorably discharged Georgia veterans with service during wartime. Georgia Veterans Financial Benefits Exemption from Homestead Tax 100 percent disabled veterans, those […]

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CDC warns dog owners of salmonella in pig ear treats

CDC warns dog owners of salmonella in pig ear treats

By Elaine Owen, Editor Following concerns this week about a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella tied to pig ear dog treats, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have passed along further clarification. Because the agencies cannot link the outbreak to any one supplier, they advise not to buy […]

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Fannin County Schools begin a new year with newer, safer school buses

By Elaine Owen, Editor Earlier this year, a flaw was discovered in the law that allowed drivers to bypass the school bus stop arm while kids got on and off the bus. Governor Brian Kemp signed the fix of the Georgia bus legislation into law April 2, 2019. Senate Bill 25 only allows motorists to […]

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