60,000 Children a year – 1 Every 9 minutes – End up in the ER from FDA approved drug poisoning (Audio)


Toddlers account for 7 out of 10 cases.

Nearly 60,000 children in the United States are accidentally poisoned by medicines each year, a new report says.

That’s the equivalent of four busloads of children — or one every nine minutes — arriving at emergency departments every day because of medicine-related poisoning, according to Safe Kids Worldwide.

And nearly every minute each day a poison control center receives a call about a child who got into medicines, the report notes.

Robert Scott Bell has more on this story:

Source: //healthfinder.gov/News/Article.aspx?id=709176



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