Majority of opioid medications not safely stored in homes with children

Nearly 70 percent of prescription opioid medications kept in homes with children are not stored safely, a new study finds | ScienceDaily

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In a national survey of 681 adults who used opioid pain relievers in the past year and had children ages 17 and younger living with them, only 31 percent reported safely storing them away from their children. Among those homes with children seven to 17 years old, just 12 percent reported safe storage.

The researchers defined safe storage as keeping the medication in a locked or latched place for homes with younger children and a locked place for homes with older children.

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