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Sunday, June 16, 2013
More Children Poisoned By Parents' Prescription Drugs
Children are at risk not just from opioid painkillers like Vicodin and OxyContin, which most parents know need to be kept away from kids.
Seemingly innocuous medications for high cholesterol, diabetes and angina are sending children and teenagers to the emergency room. The risk was highest for children 5 and younger, who might pick up a pill from the floor and try it.Diabetes drugs and beta blockers caused the highest rate of emergency room visits, higher even than for opioids.