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Category: Medication Safety

Parents Everywhere – Keep Medicines Up and Away

Author – Emily Skor Vice President, Communications and Alliance Development, Consumer Healthcare Products Association Nothing is more important for a parent than their children’s safety and well-being. As a mother of two young children, I know that we parents appreciate every reminder we can get as we juggle busy lives and balance many responsibilities. One Read More >

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Keeping Children Safe when Visitors Arrive – A message from family doctors

Author – Glen R. Stream, M.D., MBI, FAAFP President, American Academy of Family Physicians With the holidays — and related family gatherings — quickly approaching, now is a perfect time to talk about keeping medications Up and Away and Out of Sight of children. The CDC, with support from the American Academy of Family Physicians Read More >

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Three Words for Poison Prevention: Click, Up, and Away

CLICK! That’s the sound you often hear when you close the child-resistant cap on a medicine bottle. Imagine this scenario: It’s the middle of the night and your sick child needs a dose of fever reducing medicine. You’re only half awake and caring for your child. You give your child the medicine and head back Read More >

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Call Your Poison Center When the Unthinkable Happens

Author: Robert J. Geller, M.D. Georgia Poison Center; American Association of Poison Control Centers It’s a moment of sheer panic. You find your child chewing something and holding an open bottle of medicine. You don’t know how much, if any, medicine your child swallowed, or if it will make your child sick. Unfortunately, as a Read More >

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Keeping Medicines Up and Away and Out of Sight of Toddlers

Author – Dan Budnitz, MD, MPH, CAPT, USPHS Director, Medication Safety Program CDC Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion Today, CDC announced the launch of an exciting new education program for protecting children from unintentional medication overdoses – Up and Away and Out of Sight.  We’ve blogged about the large number of children who end up Read More >

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