Children Poisonings Linked to Anti-Addiction Medication

September 15, 2014 7:31 AM

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Children Poisonings Linked to Anti-Addiction Medication

According to a Federal Study, anti-addiction drugs used to fight off heroin and painkiller addiction might pose a threat to young children who accidentally swallow their family’s prescriptions. As a matter of fact, some children have died because of this. This new study reveals that buprenorphine, the medication used for battling substance abuse, is a common reason for emergency hospitalization of kids under the age of six.

It also indicates that approximately 200 young children, in 100.000 patients who were prescribed buprenorphine, were hospitalized for taking the drug as well. These results are distressing, especially considering that these statistics are 4 times higher than that of accidental blood pressure medicat...

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