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Dosing Errors Common With Kids' Liquid Meds
Dosing Errors Common With Kids' Liquid Meds

Parents may give their child too much or too little medicine when dispensing liquid medication, especially if they use a dosing cup, a new study reports.

Know the Dose for Your Kids' Medicines
Know the Dose for Your Kids' Medicines

Accuracy is important when it comes to taking medicine or giving medicine to family members.

What Do You Know About Giving OTC Medicines to Your Kids?
What Do You Know About Giving OTC Medicines to Your Kids?

Take this survey to find out what you really know about safely giving over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to your kids.

Do Your Kids Know the Dangers of Medicine Misuse?
Do Your Kids Know the Dangers of Medicine Misuse?

Medicine errors and misuse of commonly available over-the-counter medications result in thousands of emergency room visits for children.

What's Your Family's Medicine Action Plan?
What's Your Family's Medicine Action Plan?

Creating an action plan is one way to know that you and your entire family are using and storing medicines safely in your home.

Storing Medicines: Up, Away and Out of Sight
Storing Medicines: Up, Away and Out of Sight

Here's what you can do to help keep children in your home safe from medicine misuse.