The Student Drug Abuse Problem School Nurses Often Miss

Donna Mazyck with Shelley Schneiderman Ducker and Peggy McKibbin

The new trend in student drug abuse is more insidious because it often goes undetected by parents, teachers and school nurses. The abuse of legal over the counter drugs like cough medicine can produce major health issue that confound school nurses who don’t know what to look for and what questions to ask. Find out what you need to know.

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November 7, 2012
Episode Guests
Shelley Schneiderman Ducker is Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA)’s Director of Communications and Outreach. A former reporter with pharmaceutical business newsletter The Pink Sheet, Shelley has covered a broad range of related issues. Peggy McKibbin ia a school nurse who currently works at Polytech High School in Woodside, Delaware. Peggy is also a member of the Five Moms: Stopping Cough Medicine Abuse initiative, part of the Stop Medicine Abuse prevention campaign.
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