Medication safety


    Medication safety

    Never underestimate the risk of accidental poisoning in children. Most people think of household chemicals when they think of accidental poisonings, but medicines are also a common cause. Below are just a few tips for the safe handling of medicines in your home.

    If you suspect that someone has ingested a poisonous substance, call the Poison Control Center right away. The national toll-free telephone number is 1-800-222-1222. It is offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This hotline can connect you to your local poison control center.

    Shane Cross, PharmD, St. Jude Pharmaceutical Services

    Adapted from St. Jude Parents Newsletter, May 2013