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A review of 5,000 child poisonings shows grown-ups are making it too easy for kids to access Rx pills. @JPediatr study noted 1/2 of cases involved meds removed from child-resistant packaging by adults, often loose, in pill minders, or baggies. #ToxTuesday
Parents, grandparents to blame for half of child poisonings, study says
More than half of poisonings in children under five are due to parents and grandparents taking dangerous pills out of packaging, study says.
Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at the Minnesota Poison Control System! ❤️
Don’t let a drug interaction ruin ur #ValentinesDay! Men taking heart condition meds (nitroglycerin & certain blood pressure drugs) shouldn’t take some sexual potency meds (sildenafil/Viagra®, tadalafil/Cialis®, & vardenafil/Levitra®) w/o risk o/heart attack & other complications
Flu cases are rising in FL with outbreaks in multiple counties. If you or a loved one experiences side effects, medication errors or drug interactions related to flu-fighting treatments, call 1-800-222-1222 for immediate help. More info:
When dosing mistakes happen, it can result in an accidental overdose of acetaminophen. Remind your patients to read their labels to take their medicines safely.
RT @CIRPatNCH: Prevent injuries from #ButtonBatteries: store safely, buy products with a secure battery compartment, do not allow children to play with batteries, and immediately throw away old batteries.
#DYK dogs are at risk from opioid poisoning? Recent data shows dogs that are smaller, younger, non-neutered or living in an area w/high opioid Rx rate are at higher risk for getting into pain meds. Pick up pills that drop on the floor & keep meds out of open trashcans #ToxTuesday
Having friends over for the big game tonight? Don’t make a mistake and fumble on #foodsafety - wash your hands, kitchen surfaces, and utensils frequently while handling food. Also remember to toss any perishable food kept at room temperature for two hours or more. #SBLIV
True or false? It's okay for you to use a regular teaspoon or household spoon to measure liquid medicines. The answer is “False!” You should ALWAYS use the dosing device that comes with the medicine. Learn more: https://t.co/V5pN4KA8gr.
Ever wonder what people are getting poisoned by in your community? Explore our interactive dashboard – you can filter by county, age range, and more. Let us know what you think! ☠️📊 #ToxTuesday