Overdose Risk in Young Children of Women Prescribed Opioids

This study talks about the relationship between a mother’s prescription medication and overdose risks for children under age 10. The study noted that there was an association between maternal prescription and increased risk of pediatric opioid overdose. The most common prescription opioids were codeine, oxycodone and methadone. Follow the link below to read the journal article pertaining to the study.

https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/139/3/e20162887

For those looking for information on medication storage to protect young children from getting into prescription substances, please read the article below for tips.

https://www.cdc.gov/features/medicationstorage/index.html

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