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If you fear your child may have taken or received too much medicine, call the national poison control hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Giving Medicine To Young Children? Getting The Dose Right Is Tricky

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A pair of studies show declines in opioid use by young people, including prescription use, intentional misuse and accidental poisonings. Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images hide caption

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A label warns parents to keep Tide laundry detergent packets away from small children. Pat Sullivan/AP hide caption

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A label on a package of Tide laundry detergent packets warns parents to keep them away from children. Nearly 250 cases of illness from such packets have been reported to poison control centers this year. Pat Sullivan/AP hide caption

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