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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.