Updated: Tuesday, December 31 2013, 02:25 PM ESTEach year, thousands of children are rushed to emergency rooms after swallowing potentially toxic doses of medication. In more cases, there's no lasting harm to the children, but about 1 in 5 are hospitalized for further evaluation. The CDC say around 20 children die each year from such accidents. In an effort to prevent such overdoses, one epidemiologist and father created a type of safety valve called a flow restrictor. The plastic device fits into the neck of a medicine bottle and slows the release of fluids. However, the device hasn't made it on all medicines thanks to industry cost concerns and inaction by federal regulators. SourceChildren Overdose Concerns
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