Exec Director of the Washington Poison Center, Jim Williams
Originally aired: Saturday, March 5, 2011
Your medicine cabinet may hold the key to improving your life ... a cure for illness ... or an answer to your pain ... BUT it may also hold a killer.
One third of all child poisoning deaths are caused by someone else's prescription meds ... and 26 percent by OTC medications.
10 to 30 percent of all drugs go unused ... hundreds of thousands of pounds of leftover medicine per year ... in our state alone.
Lawmakers are looking at many bills this weekend ... including one that would provide a simple, safe and cost effective statewide program for people to dispose of those unused medicatio