Senator calls for child-safe medicine bottles

01/20/2014 | Pharmaceutical Processing

It should be mandatory that drug manufacturers fit all children's medicine bottles with safety devices called flow constrictors, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday. If the devices were installed on all children's medicines, around 10,000 emergency department visits of children who ingest too much medicine could be averted each year, according to a report released by Consumer Reports and ProPublica last month. "We believe the FDA and [the Consumer Product Safety Commission] have the authority to get this done, and they need to get started right away," Schumer said.

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