What class of drugs was responsible for the majority of fatal poisonings in children aged 0-9 years?
In a recent retrospective analysis of fatal poisonings from 2012 to 2017, 7% of deaths (n=122) were poisoning-related with 50% of these deaths attributed to opioids.
Hunter AA et al. An examination of fatal child poisonings in the United States using the National Violent Death Report System, 2012-2017. Clin Tox Published online 21 Sep 2021. https://doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2021.1955913