Poisonings in kids due to PRESCRIPTION drugs are on the rise

Poisonings in kids due to PRESCRIPTION drugs are on the rise.

The good news is that poisonings due to cough and cold meds are down...due to age restrictions on OTC children's products.

But adults are using more Rx meds...leading to more poisonings in kids. Almost half of poisonings reported in Canada are due to Rx and OTC drugs...and children between 1 and 3 years are at the highest risk.

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