Prescription Opiates and Kids: One Pill can Kill

Glut of drugs fuels reports of poisonings among very young children

" ... Some 9,179 toddlers and kids under age 6 were exposed to widely prescribed drugs such as hydrocodone, oxycodone and methadone between January 2003 and June 2006, according to a report published online in September in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. Eight children died, 43 suffered life-threatening injuries or serious disabilities and 214 required prolonged medical treatment ... "

“For opioids, really, one pill is enough,” said Dart. “One pill can kill or at least cause major effects.”... "

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27168078/

  • Lyle Courtsal

    Alternet.org reports Oxycontin epidemic. Rush Limbaugh goes down as dealing oxycontin; nothing done under Bush. You and I would get 15 years for that one.