College apologizes for giving little kids ‘happy pills’

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – A South Carolina college apologized to parents after a faculty member handed out pill bottles filled with candy to little kids at a fun run.

According to WMBF, a college faculty member promoted her medical technology program by distributing pharmaceutical bottles filled with M&M’s.

The labels were made out to “A Great Kid,” and were described as “happy pills.” The directions on the bottle read “take 1 m & m every 2 to 4 hours … may refill 5 times by 2/13/2016.”

Many parents were upset with the bottles.

“The fact that the message said happy pills and actually contained candy in the medicine bottles that was kind of concerning as parents to small children,” Tiffany Myers said. “I know they had good intentions, but maybe it should’ve been handled in a different way.”

The college eventually issued a statement on Facebook, apologizing to parents for the incident.


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