Shelby County to hold medication delivery exercise

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Shelby County is holding an exercise Thursday on door-to-door delivery of medications during an emergency.

Public health workers and volunteers will distribute empty medication bottles to nearly 2,800 homes in Collierville and Germantown to see if such deliveries would be an effective tool to treat or prevent reactions to bioterrorist attacks like anthrax.

Dr. Helen Morrow, the health officer for the Shelby County Health Department, says the exercise isn’t in response to any specific threat of an attack. But she says exercise and preparation are needed to best be able to respond if one does occur. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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