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.
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.