In this edition of EmpowHER's "HER Daily Dose" Bailey Mosier discusses a study that says that nearly 1 in 4 grandparents store their medication within the reach of children. So we ask the question, can your child get into Grandma's medicine?
Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier. This is your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week that although accidental deaths among children have dropped 30 percent since 2000, they still remain the number-one killer of children and teens. Some researchers have an idea how to get that number to drop even more.
Findings from the University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health found that as far as unintentional child poisonings go, 23 percent of grandparents and 5 percent of parents reported storing prescription medicine in easy-to-access places. Young children most often ingest morphine-related painkillers or medicines used to reduce fever.
Health care providers urge parents and grandparents to keep medicine out of reach and in child-proof containers. But another idea picking up momentum would require drug companies to create single-dose packages of medicines that would make it harder for children to ingest large quantities.
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