Monday, September 19, 2011

Number of Kids Poisoned by Household Medications Up 28 Percent

ABC News, September 16, 2011

"Every year, half a million kids age 5 and younger get into household medications and are poisoned. Though parents tend to believe that these tragic accidents will never happen to their kids, Dr. Randall Bond, a leading advocate for better prescription drug safety in the home, is proof that it can happen to anyone.
'We had a bottle of Sudafed in the top shelf of the cabinet in our bedroom, and we thought our children would never get into it,' he says. 'But sure enough, we had guests over and my daughter, who was 3 at the time, opened all the drawers, climbed onto the counter, and opened up the medicine cabinet and started to take it.'" Read More

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