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July 3, 2018

New AAP public service announcement on medication

As part of an ongoing series, the AAP has released its July public service announcement on safe medication storage.
Every year, more than 60,000 kids end up in the emergency room because they were able to access medicine when an adult wasn’t looking. In this public service announcement from the AAP, Dr. Shelly Flais explains how to protect children by safely storing medicine at home. Health care providers can share the PSA on practice websites or social media by using this code: <iframe width=”854″ height=”480″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/bUal9CbiKts” frameborder=”0″ allow=”autoplay; encrypted-media” allowfullscreen></iframe>  The video is available for viewing on YouTube at https://youtu.be/bUal9CbiKts. And in addition to this PSA, HealthyChildren.org has more information for parents on this topic.