“Jumping beans” are almost identical with medicines

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7031.638a (Published 09 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:638
  1. Martin Hewitt
  1. Consultant paediatrician Queen's Medical Centre, University Hospital, Nottingham NG7 2UH

    EDITOR,—The ingestion of medicines by young children is an important problem in Britain and leads to many of them attending accident and emergency departments and needing admission to hospital. Six to 10 deaths each year in children …

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