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By Leah Fitch-Brody
Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator 

Preventing medicine poisoning and overdose in Seeley Lake

Healthy Paths

 

October 17, 2019

Did you know that every minute of every day, a poison control center receives a call about a potential medicine poisoning for a child age five and under? And in around 86 percent of emergency department visits for medicine poisoning, the child got into medicine belonging to a parent or grandparents.

Whether you're a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or caregiver, you can help prevent medicine poisonings by properly disposing of your unused or expired medications before they get in the hands of a young child. In addition, unused or expired medicines have the potential to be stolen and misu...



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