Flow Restrictors Limit Children’s Access To Drugs; Standards Needed
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Only 6% of children emptied medicine bottles with flow restrictors in 10 minutes, compared to 82% who emptied bottles with incompletely closed child-resistant caps within two minutes, a CDC study shows. But researchers and stakeholders suggest waiting for industry standards to implement flow restrictors.
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