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More than 60,000 young children end up in emergency rooms every year because they got into medicine while their parent or caregiver was not looking. Children are curious; to keep them safe, parents and caregivers must practice safe medicine storage.
Parents and caregivers need to know the steps necessary to make sure medicines are safely stored, and most importantly, what to do in case of an emergency.
In recent years, the number of accidental overdoses in children increased by 20 percent. To help keep children safe through proper medicine storage, Up and Away and Out of Sight educates parents and caregivers by providing them with information to store medicine safely and protect the health of their children. In addition to practicing safe medicine storage on a daily basis, it is also important to:
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