Main Content

You are here

An In-Depth Look at Keeping Young Children Safe Around Medicine (March 2013)

Every parent knows to keep medicine up and away from children, but kids are still getting into medicine at an alarming rate. (500,000 calls to poison control centers last year!)  Medications are the leading cause of child poisoning. Our study, made possible with the support of McNeil Healthcare, found that every year, more than 67,000 children go to an emergency room for medicine poisoning. That’s one child every eight minutes.