Child Medications Should Be Dosed In Metric Units--Not Spoonfuls

March 30, 2015 4:07 PM

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The scenario is all too familiar—a child is rushed into the emergency department with a suspected overdose, after receiving a medication at home.

Parents and caregivers are concerned they may have measured too much using a common kitchen utensil—a teaspoon or tablespoon.

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