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The most common ones were narcotics, such as for example buprenorphine, oxycodone or hydrocodone. Those were involved in 14 % of appointments. They were followed by the psychiatric drugs referred to as benzodiazepines, including clonazepam and alprazolam , that have been involved with 13 % of visits. Dr. Rodney Baker, medical director of the division of crisis medication at Nicklaus Children’s Medical center in Miami, stated, ‘I’ve seen the amounts decrease over the last many years.’ Baker thinks whatever pediatricians are doing to warn parents to keep medicines out of children’ hands is working. Tamper-proof packaging may be helping keep children from engaging in medications also, Baker said.