Studies shed light on opioid exposures among U.S. children and young adults | Reuters

REUTERS | on Mon, Mar 20, 1:13 PM

(Reuters Health) - Between 2000 and 2015, poison control centers in the United States received 188,468 calls about prescription opioid exposures in children and teens, a new study finds.That translates to roughly 11,700 calls per year placed to poison control centers, researchers say."We knew that we were in the middle of an opioid epidemic across the country - certainly in central Ohio, where we’re located," said study author Dr. Marcel Casavant, who is chief of toxicology at Nationwide Chil...

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