‘Tweens’ most likely to misuse over-the-counter meds

November 14, 2014 9:56 PM

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(Reuters Health) - Young pre-teens are likely to misuse over-the-counter medicines if they’re not educated about proper use and the dangers of abuse, experts warn in a new campaign encouraging parents to talk with their children about household drugs.

Research suggests so-called tweens begin to self-administer over-the-counter (OTC) medicines during the fifth or sixth grade, experts say.

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