Police issue warning about over the counter medications

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MERCER COUNTY, Oh. (WANE)  Police are asking parents to keep an eye on over the counter medications after the recent hospitalization of teens who may have abused medicine.

Police believe teens are getting over the counter drugs without parents knowing about it.

Recently, an incident resulted in at least three hospitalizations where two teens had to be transferred to a children’s hospital. Police think the counter drug used was Coricidin, or “triple C”.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, it’s estimated that every day 2,000 teenagers use prescription drugs without a doctor’s guidance for the first time.

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