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This week: Medication safety, spread of coronavirus

Adam and MaryBeth Gillan of Rochester lost their daughter Maisie in January 2019 after the 9-month-old ingested a pill that had fallen on the floor of a neighbor's home. In this week's "HealthLink on Air" they talk about their efforts to improve medication safety, so no other family has to experience a similar loss.

"Keep Your Family Safe: Medication Safety" -- a video presented by the Upstate New York Poison Center

Toxicologist Jeanna Marraffa joins the discussion in her role as assistant clinical director of the Upstate New York Poison Center. March is National Poison Prevention Month. It's also the month when Maisie was born. This year, she would have turned 2.

Also on "HealthLink on Air" this week, Syracuse University epidemiologists Brittany Kmush and David Larsen answer questions about the spread of coronavirus.