Herbal medicines should be in child resistant containers

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6992.1473 (Published 03 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1473
  1. Anne-Marie Houlder
  1. Senior house officer Paediatric Department, Princess Royal Hospital Trust, Telford TF6 6TF

    EDITOR,—The recent accidental ingestion of a diuretic herbal medicine by a two year old, requiring admission and electrolyte monitoring, prompted me to examine the wider implications of this case.

    In 1976 the introduction of child resistant containers in the United Kingdom resulted …

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