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Can poisoning be prevented?

Poisoning can best be prevented by the careful handling of toxic materials. Most accidental poisonings are drug-related, so it's crucial to keep these medicines out of the hands of children. Child-resistant caps, packets, and bottles are made for just this reason. You should always keep medicines in the containers they came in to prevent confusion. You should also carefully read drug dosage instructions and talk to your doctor before using any medications.

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