June 29th, Shanghai Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Safe Kids Worldwide jointly issued the special report of ‘Drug Poisoning on Kids’ in National Stadium and announced the opening of the first drug safety on children website in China.
Ma’am DUAN Leilei, director of Office of Injury Prevention, National Center for Chronic and Noncommunicable Disease Control & Prevention, China CDC, pointed out, “The data from 127 hospitals for injury monitoring showed, there were more than 1000 poisoning cases occurred on children under 17 year-old in 2011. In addition, many cases of misuses of drugs on children are blamed on the wrong medication behavior of their parents. For example, 31% of parents have the experiences of giving their child adult drugs with lower dosage, and 11% of parents choose to put the medicines in the place where they could get easily.”
Provenance: The Beijing News
Date: July 2, 2013