Practice Safe Medicine Storage, Prevent Unintentional Overdoses this National Poison Prevention Week and Every Week
Join CDC, the Up & Away Campaign and partners for #NPPW18
March 18 – 24 is National Poison Prevention Week, and CDC, the Up and Away campaign and partners are joining forces to remind parents and caregivers of young children to store medicines safely and prevent unintentional ingestions and overdoses.
Each year, approximately 60,000 children aged 5 or younger visit the emergency department after getting into medicines that were left within reach. Storing medicines up and away and out of sight and reach of young children, locking safety caps, teaching young children about medication safety, and having the Poison Help number (800-222-1222) available in case of emergency are just a few examples of how you can help keep children safe this National Poison Prevention Week and always.
To learn more, visit https://www.upandaway.org.