Kids’ Medicine Should Be Measured In Metrics Not Spoonfuls

March 30, 2015 2:44 PM

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According to a new set of guidelines released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) kids’ medicine should be measured in metrics not spoonfuls. If parents would adopt this strategy the number of pediatric overdoses would drop significantly.

According to Dr. Ian Paul, lead author of the new guidelines, each year, thousands of children need to be taken to emergency rooms due to parents unintentionally overdosing them. This happens due to confusing labeled containers or unclear guidelines.

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