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Child safety locks
  1. A J Kinder,
  2. S Gardner,
  3. P Wurm
  1. Department of Medicine, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Infirmary Square, Leicester LE1 5WW, UK;

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    A75 year old man on thyroxine replacement and ascorbic acid presented with hypothyroidism. Due to a complex child safety lock he had found it impossible to open the container holding thyroxine. He did, however, manage to take his ascorbic acid (see fig 1).

    Pharmacists and doctors should ensure that patients are able to open containers with complicated child safety devices.

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