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Pediatric Drug Poisoning Is on the Rise
OP: Feb 27, 2020    01:25:03 PM
Pediatric Drug Poisoning Is on the Rise

Story at-a-glance Between 2001 and 2008, 453,559 children aged 5 or younger were admitted to a health care facility following exposure to a potentially toxic dose of a pharmaceutical drug Between 2001 and 2008, unintentional drug poisonings in children aged 5 and younger rose 22% Prescription medications were responsible for 71% of serious injuries, with opioids, sedative-hypnotics and cardiovascular drugs topping the list of drugs causing serious harm 51.5% of unintentional drug poisoning cases in children involved drugs accessed as a result of having been removed from its original childproof packaging In 49.3% of cases involving attention deficit hyperactivity disorder…

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