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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.


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.


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.


Schumer and other Senators urge reinstatement of Drug Take Back Days

Posted on: May 29, 2015

Senator Chuck Schumer and 9 other Senators urge reinstatement of the DEA Drug Take Back day in hopes of removing up to 300 tons of unwanted prescription drugs from individuals.


ALERT: Dramatic increase in hospital admissions and presentations due to synthetic drugs

Posted on: April 23, 2015

There has been a dramatic increase in calls to Upstate New York Poison Center over the past 72 hours regarding patients with significant symptoms requiring emergency care.


National Poison Prevention Week

Posted on: March 12, 2015

National Poison Prevention Week March 15-21, 2015


Edible marijuana products - Look alikes to children?

Posted on: March 10, 2015

Marijuana brownies have long been a staple of cannabis coffee shops in the Netherlands, but the new products are quite different. They are now skillfully being produced and packaged to closely mimic popular candies and other sweets.


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