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FDA Consumer Health Information - Lock It Up: Medicine Safety in Your Home
Date:11/1/2011

SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year thousands of children are hospitalized — and some die — after taking medicine not meant for them.

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Teens share stolen prescription drugs at "pharm parties" and toddlers are tempted by colorful pills that look like candy.

In this Consumer Update video, FDA pharmacist Connie Jung explains how you can prevent harm by locking your medicine up.

Learn more about medicine safety in your home at:
http://www.fda.gov/lockitup

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