Not enough parents are safeguarding their medicine cabinets according to the recently rising numbers of children going to ER’s with poisoning from prescription drugs ingested without the parent’s prior knowledge. The number of children affected, reaching more than 70,000 under the age of 18, is shocking. About 8-14 % of this number were from parents unintentionally overdosing their children and 75% of those overdoses were with children who were less than 5 years old. More than twice as many kids are poisoned by prescription drugs as household products each year. These facts which should have parents making much more serious efforts to protect their children from getting access to these drugs, are actually considered to be an underestimate. The drug most commonly found in these overdoses was acetaminophen, followed by opioid painkillers and anti-anxiety medications. While caution is recommended in the home it’s also been pointed out that packaging and labels could be improved and therefore have an impact on these numbers as well.