03/24/2016 / By Martin Mavis
Toddlers account for 7 out of 10 cases.
Nearly 60,000 children in the United States are accidentally poisoned by medicines each year, a new report says.
That’s the equivalent of four busloads of children — or one every nine minutes — arriving at emergency departments every day because of medicine-related poisoning, according to Safe Kids Worldwide.
And nearly every minute each day a poison control center receives a call about a child who got into medicines, the report notes.
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