Parents urged to keep children away from medicine cabinets

After a 13-month-old died in his Soundview home last Friday after he was given a pill bottle to play with, Bronx officials are telling parents

THE BRONX - After a 13-month-old died in his Soundview home last Friday after he was given a pill bottle to play with, Bronx officials are telling parents what they can do to keep their children away from the medicine cabinet.

Pharmacist Raymond Macioci says that safety tops are a great way to start, but that parents need to do more than just that. He says keeping pill bottles out of reach from children also helps avoid possible poisoning.

Dr. David Listman, from St. Barnabus Hospital, says if all safety measures fail, it is important to act quickly if you think your child may have ingested medications. He stresses that time is of the essence.Police probe death of 13-month-old baby in Longwood

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