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How many kids are treated for nonprescription drug overdoses?

Seven thousand children under age eleven are treated in hospital emergency departments every year for overdoses of nonprescription cough and cold medications. About two-thirds of those cases happened when children took the meds without their parent’s knowledge. But in one-quarter of the cases, the parent gave the correct dosage.

From The Smart Parent's Guide: Getting Your Kids Through Checkups, Illnesses, and Accidents by Jennifer Trachtenberg.

The Smart Parent's Guide: Getting Your Kids Through Checkups, Illnesses, and Accidents

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