Kids who don't have access to candy will eat pills, or laundry soap packets, thinking (hoping) they're candy. Kids with a bowl of M&Ms readily at hand are unlikely to eat grandma's sleeping pills.
Karen James wrote:
-=-Kids who don't have access to candy will eat pills-=-
I went to see whether this point is made elsewhere on the internet. If anyone sees it, please let me know at Sandra at SandraDodd.com.
I found a few statements, though, of small interest:
Children may sometimes eat large amounts of iron pills because they look like candy. Many manufacturers have changed their pills so they no longer look like candy. Medline