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Study Shows Medicine Mix-ups Are On The Rise

Some disconcerting news for parents. Medicine mix-ups, accidental overdoses and bad drug reactions harm roughly one out of 15 hospitalized children.

That's according to the first scientific test involving a new detection method developed for the study. The number is far higher than earlier estimates and supports concerns that have already been heightened by well-publicized cases like the accidental drug overdose of actor Dennis Quaid's newborn twins last November.


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