June 25, 2018

Medication Safety Tips to Protect your Family

Did you know that each year approximately 60,000 children are treated in the hospital emergency department due to unintentional medication poisoning? That’s four school busloads of children in the hospital every day! Medication theft is also a concern for many families, and many young people begin abusing prescription drugs with items found in the medicine cabinet at their own home.

With summer in full swing, your children may be home more often, and it’s important to keep safe medication practices in mind. Follow these tips to protect your family:

To learn more about medication safety visit the following resources:

  1. https://www.upandaway.org/
  2. https://www.knowyourotcs.org/
  3. http://www.scholastic.com/otcmedsafety/parents/
  4. https://www.safekids.org/medication-safety-0