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Number of Children Poisoned by Medication Rising Dramatically, Study Says

Posted on Sep 27, 2011 in Health & Wellness

ScienceDaily (Sep. 16, 2011) — The number of young children admitted to hospitals or seen in emergency departments because they unintentionally took a potentially toxic dose of medication has risen dramatically in recent years, according to a new Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center study. The rise in exposure to prescription products has been so striking that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has established the PROTECT Initiative, intended to prevent unintended medication overdoses in children. Randall Bond, MD, an emergency medicine physician at Cincinnati...

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