Melissa in the Morning: Penicillin Shortage

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Melissa in the Morning: Penicillin Shortage

Earlier this summer, Pfizer warned of a nationwide shortage of penicillin that could last well into 2024. So what does this mean for the millions of Americans who rely on the antibiotic? We spoke with Dr. Listy Thomas is a practicing emergency medicine physician at Hartford Healthcare St. Vincent’s Medical Center. She shares what prompted the shortage and options for patients. ((00:00))

Over the weekend, many recognized World Day Against Trafficking In Persons highlighting the problem of human trafficking, including here in Connecticut. Partnerships to End Human Trafficking is a non-profit organization in Connecticut. The executive director of the organization shared how parents can discuss this problem with kids and whether schools should join in educating the public about it. ((14:25))

Connecticut passed a state law requiring high school students to complete a financial management/literacy course ahead of graduation. It goes in effect starting with the class of 2027. Junior Achievement of Greater Fairfield County is a local non-profit lending a helping hand in this effort. We spoke with them to find out how. ((26:00))

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