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Studies indicate child suicides are rising.

Suspected suicide attempts by young people ages 6-19 reported to U.S. poison centers increased 27% between 2015 and 2020 - the biggest surge in suspected suicides was among children ages 10-12, more than doubling in the six-year period. Read more»

Dr. Daniel Budnitz, at his office at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Ga. Budnitz has campaigned to have flow restrictors -- safety plastic devices fitted into the necks of medicine bottles to slow the release of fluid -- added to all liquid medicines, but so far he’s had limited success.

Today, the promise to make medicine safer for kids remains largely unfulfilled, hindered by industry cost concerns and inaction by federal regulators, an examination by ProPublica found. Read more»

Law enforcement officials dump illegal alcohol during Prohibition.

A federal program to curb illegal drinking during Prohibition may have killed as many as 10,000 people. The federal government was so frustrated that people continued to drink during Prohibition, that it poisoned ingredients it knew would be used by bootleggers, reports Slate.com's Deborah Blum. Read more»