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Poison Prevention: March 19-23, 2018

Posted on: March 1, 2018

The third week of March is a time to recognize the importance of poison safety in the home. This year's theme is Keep Your Family Safe!


PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: CO Poisoning

Posted on: January 4, 2018

Carbon Monoxide is a gas that you cannot see, smell or taste, and CO2 poisoning sends 20,000 children to Emergency Departments each year.


Safe Disposal Program for Teens

Posted on: January 3, 2018

Pharmacists and pharmacy interns rotating through Walgreen's pharmacies have been taking our Safe Meds. Safe Disposal Program out on the road to teens and tweens in our 54 county service area...


The UNYPC's new video on Safe Medication Disposal

Posted on: December 1, 2017

Information about safe disposal of expired, unwanted medications.


SNADD Media Advisory at Covanta

Posted on: November 7, 2017

A media advisory was held at Covanta's Jamesville headquarters to call attention to the SNADD (Sharps, Needles and Drug Disposal) Program, Onondaga County's safe medication disposal initiative.


SNADD - New Program for drugs and sharps disposal

Posted on: October 14, 2016

SNADD, Onondaga County's new program for drugs and sharps disposal to reduce the risk of ingestion, exposure, and abuse of drugs in our communities,


Drug Forums Held in Onondaga County

Posted on: February 22, 2016

Two drug forums were held, on Jan. 20th and 21st, to address the growing heroin and opioid crisis in the county.


Latest Poison Prevention Newsletter

Posted on: December 23, 2015

December edition of the Poison Prevention Newsletter: Holiday Poisons


AAPCC Supports Initiatives Targeting Prescription Opioid Meds

Posted on: May 29, 2015

The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) and the experts at America's 55 poison centers applaud the efforts of the United States Senate focused on the prevention of opioid addiction, according to Stephen T. Kaminski, JD, AAPCC CEO and executive director.


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