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Many Young Children Overdosing From Medicines at Home
Date:12/13/2011

ontrol Centers. "Poison centers receive calls every day about young children getting into medicines without adult supervision; that's why we encourage all parents and caregivers to follow these simple steps to ensure their child's safety."

CDC and the PROTECT partners will host a live Twitter chat with national medication safety experts on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 1-2 p.m. Eastern time to answer questions about the Up and Away and Out of Sight program and keeping children safe from unintentional medication overdoses.  Follow CDC's updates on Twitter and join the chat by using the hashtag #MedsUpAway.

For more information on the Up and Away educational program, visit www.UpAndAway.org or in Spanish www.UpAndAway.org/es.   

For more information about what CDC is doing to protect children from adverse drug events, visit www.cdc.gov/medicationsafety.

CDC works 24/7 saving lives, protecting people from health threats, and saving money through prevention. Whether these threats are global or domestic, chronic or acute, curable or preventable, natural disaster or deliberate attack, CDC is the nation's health protection agency.

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