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Spoonfuls can lead to medicine errors, study finds

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CHICAGO — The song says a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but a study says that kind of imprecise measurement can lead to potentially dangerous dosing mistakes. The results, published online Monday in Pediatrics, underscore recommendations that droppers and syringes that measure in milliliters be used for liquid medicines — not spoons. The study involved nearly 300 parents, mostly...

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