More adults are taking prescription medications for chronic diseases. These may be for diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol control.
Unfortunately, these same medications are linked to increasing rates of poisonings in children and teens.
A study in the July 2013 Pediatrics, "Adult Prescription Drug Use and Pediatric Medication Exposures and Poisonings," published online June 3, found poisonings in children were strongly correlated with rising rates of use of several adult medications, including diabetes drugs, statins and other lipid-lowering medications, beta-blockers, and opioids.
Special guest, Dr. Lindsey Burghardt, offers life-saving advice on how to keep your children safe from YOUR prescription medication.