Laundry Pods calls to poison centers still on the increase
Posted on: November 17, 2014
Poison Centers nationwide are urging the public, especially parents, to keep highly concentrated "single dose packs" of laundry detergent up and out of reach of children.
NYS Poison Center Heroin Data
Posted on: October 27, 2014
The Upstate New York Poison Center receives calls about toxic exposures from the healthcare institutions in the 54 county coverage area. Listed below are the number of human exposure calls per county on Heroin Human Exposures.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Posted on: September 21, 2014
Gail Banach, MS is joined by Roberto Martinez, MD, to explain neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), and a community initiative to reduce NAS in Onondaga County.
Drug Forums Held in Onondaga County
Posted on: September 7, 2014
There has been a dramatic increase in the number of deaths involving opioids over the past several years, due in part to the increase in the number of prescriptions written (close to 4 million in 2013), increasing the availability and thereby easy access to dangerous drugs.
Tweens Get Failing Grade In Their Knowledge On Safe Use Of Over The Counter Medications
Posted on: January 15, 2014
Results from two recent national surveys indicate a significant knowledge gap in OTC medicine safety by tweens across the U.S.
Prescription Drug Abuse
Posted on: November 12, 2013
According to the CDC more Americans die each year from poisonings, including drug overdoses than from car accidents.
Synthetic Drugs of Abuse
Posted on: March 17, 2011
The Upstate New York Poison Center has developed a presentation about synthetic drugs of abuse including signs, symptoms of use. This presentation focuses on bath salts, synthetic marijuana, wet/PCP, and inhalants.
DEA Drug Take Back Events are BACK!
DEA Drug Take Back Events are BACK - This September 26th from 10am to 2pm