Poison Control Centers See Decrease In Kids Exposed to Opioids

(Columbus, OH)  --  Trends are declining among the number of children exposed to opioids.  

According to a study conducted by the Central Ohio Poison Center, one call was made every 45 minutes to poison control centers across the country related to children exposed to opioids.  

More than 188,000 calls were made to poison control centers between January 2000 and December 2015.  

Researchers have seen an increase of medication among children used to treat individuals addicted to heroin and other opioids.  Children under the age of five had the most exposures followed by teenagers.

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