As the number of U.S. adults using prescription medications increased between 2000 and 2009, so did the rates of pediatric poisonings, particularly in children younger than 5, followed by 13- to 19-year-olds, a report in Pediatrics showed. The most common adult prescription drugs linked to child poisonings included hypoglycemics and beta blockers.
Increasing adult Rx drug use tied to more child poisonings
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