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Study: 4 in 5 parents don't follow medicine dosing guidelines

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More than four in five parents give children the wrong dose of liquid medicines, a new study reveals. 

84% made at least one measuring mistake in a series of experiments. 

The findings suggest millions of children could be receiving too much medicine to treat their illnesses. Now researchers are suggesting that the drugs industry consider marketing syringes instead of cups to avoid the dangerous error. 

When parents used the dosing cups often sold with children's drugs, they were four times more likely to make a mistake than when they measured with a syringe.

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