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Each year, poison control centers report nearly one million children under the age of five are exposed to potentially poisonous medicines and household chemicals. One reason – especially this week – many colorful medications look like candy.

Sometimes it’s a matter of mistaken identity.

When caring for children, it is important to keep drugs that may look like candy out of the reach of children.  According to client DrugFreeAZ, the following may look alike:

  • Motrin tablets and orange M&M's
  • Aspirin and Certs
  • Mike and Ike's and DayQuil capsules
  • Excedrin capsules and Hot Tamales
  • Ex-Lax and a Hershey's candy bar

Don’t believe us – take a look at DrugFreeAZ on Fox 10 Arizona Morning this week showing viewers at home just how easy candy/medicine mix-ups can be.

Click here and see if you can tell the difference.

Have a happy and safe Halloween week!

 

Alison Bailin
Alison Bailin
Senior Account Executive Alison has a lot to say…about pretty much everything...all the time. From the current state of public relations to the social media impact on Shark Week to crisis communications in the sports world, Alison’s blogs are focused on “amusing through her PR musings,” and then some. Check out Alison's full bio

1 Comment

  1. Stephanie Lough says:

    The segment turned out GREAT! I was definitely fooled by the Altoids.

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