Accidental Overdoses Send 160 Kids to the ER Every Day: Report

ABC News’ Dr. Richard Besser tells parents how to protect their children.

“Kids will find medicine in all kinds of places,” Kate Carr, president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide, said, adding that the report found that 23 percent of the affected children "were finding and getting into medicine from a pill box."

Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News' Chief Health and Medical Editor, said pill boxes and organizers often don't succeed in keeping children out. A recent "GMA" report illustrated that a 4-year-old was able to open a child-resistant pill bottle with just a little tinkering.

“Whoever is watching over that child at that moment and that day has the responsibility of keeping all medicine out of the reach of children,” Carr said.

Watch the video above for Dr. Besser’s advice on how you can protect your children from accidental medicine overdoses.

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