College of Pharmacy helps communities combat COVID-19


Many Mercer University College of Pharmacy students have sought out ways to help their communities combat the new coronavirus.

Several pharmacy students and their employers put to good use the Georgia Board of Pharmacy’s recent policy allowing pharmacies to temporarily compound certain alcohol-based hand sanitizers during the public health emergency.

Compounding is the creation of a pharmaceutical product by a pharmacy to meet the needs of a patient when a commercially available drug does not, or is not available to, meet those needs.

Second-year student Abbey Overton and first-year student Annsley Bryan compounded hand sanitizer at Corner Drugs in Murray County and Lacey Drugs in Cobb County, respectively. Fourth-year student Lucrecia Onyimah assisted Innovation Compounding Pharmacy in Kennesaw with the production and delivery of hand sanitizer to Cobb County first responders.

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