Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Narcotic overdoses in children are common

A new study shows that young children are frequently overdosed when receiving narcotic pain medication.

"Specifically, 61.1% of children aged 2 months and younger who were prescribed a narcotic drug received an overdose quantity. Additionally, 35% of infants aged 3 months to 5 months received an overdose, as did 17.1% of infants aged 6 months to 11 months and 8% of children who were a year or older."


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