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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.

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