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More Kids Being Poisoned by Prescription Drugs: Study

(6/3/2013)

More Kids Being Poisoned by Prescription Drugs: Study
HealthDay News
June 3, 2013

As the number of adults taking prescription drugs has grown, so has the number of children being accidentally poisoned by them, a new study finds.  "We found between 2000 and 2009 [that] rates of pediatric exposure to adult medications were increasing," said lead researcher Dr. Lindsey Burghardt, from the division of emergency medicine at Boston Children's Hospital.  In addition, there was an association between the number of prescriptions written for these medications for adults and the increase in the number of children being poisoned by them, she said.

View the full article here: http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=676904

 


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