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The award, endowed with EUR 7,500, is donated by Bayer Health care. Eligible for the award are printed media, radio, film and television reports. Journalists may submit their applications by March 25, 2009 to the business enterprise address of the Association of German Medical Journalists , Chemnitzer Str. 21, D-70597 Stuttgart. Its statutes can be looked at at This information is also available in PDF format in the download area of Bayer HealthCare’s Internet website at The relevant stories must have been published between March 1, 2008 and March 25, 2009.Dr. Rodney Baker, medical director of the division of crisis medication at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, stated, I’ve seen the quantities decrease over the last several years. Baker thinks whatever pediatricians are doing to warn parents to hold medicines out of kids’ hands is working. Tamper-proof packaging can also be helping keep kids from engaging in medications, Baker said. Unsupervised medicine exposures are preventable, Lovegrove said. Curious young children can work quickly, but following a few simple steps every time medications are used might help decrease the potential for a child getting into medicines and finding yourself in the er, she said. Lovegrove said parents and other caregivers may: Keep all medicines in a safe location that is too high for small children to attain or see.