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Accidental Medication Poisonings in Kids on the Rise
Date:9/16/2011

e crucial. However, the largest potential benefit would come from packaging design changes that reduce the quantity a child could quickly and easily access in a self-ingestion episode, like flow restrictors on liquids and one-at-a-time tablet dispensing containers," said Bond.

He added that these types of changes should apply to both pediatric and adult prescription and over-the-counter medications.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advice on how to protect children from accidental poisoning.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, news release, Sept. 16, 2011


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