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Pain relievers not wanted at schools
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Education officials do not want students bringing over-the-county medications with them to school – even if it’s something as safe as Tylenol.“Even over-the-counter medications can have considerable risk,” nurse Lesa Duvall told members of the School Board as she was joined by several other nurses and medical professionals to stand against an idea being floated which would have allowed students participating in after-school activities to be able to bring over-the-counter drugs like Advil. “There’s also the issue they may share the medication with other students. It’s risky to put medication into the hands of a child without supervision.”The request to allowed over-the-counter medications was made so some athletes could take anti-inflammatory medications or those prone to headaches could medicate after school hours to relieve pain.