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2014-08-19 23:06:09

30-member group sign-on letter expresses support for Senator Bill Nelson and his introduction of the Child Nicotine Poison Prevention Act of 2014 Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 The American Association of Poison Control Centers is pleased to be a part of a 30-member group sign-on letter expressing support for Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) and his introduction of the Child Nicotine Poison Prevention Act of 2014. Along with fellow Senate co-sponsors, this bill urges the U.S. Consumer...

2014-04-29 23:19:15

The American College of Medical Toxicology is working with The Global Educational Toxicology Uniting Project (GETUP) to promote medical toxicology education and specialized patient care worldwide. The GETUP initiative connects clinicians in countries with established clinical toxicology services to those in countries without these services. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT), through its International Committee, is working with the Global...

2014-03-25 23:02:48

Poison centers report a recent uptick in calls about exposures to e-cigarette devices and liquid nicotine. ALEXANDRIA, VA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The American Association of Poison Control Centers and the experts at America’s 55 poison centers are urging the public, especially parents, to use caution when using e-cigarette devices and highly concentrated liquid nicotine and to keep them up and away from children, according to John Fiegel, AAPCC interim executive director. Poison centers...

2014-03-13 08:27:55

Safe Kids Worldwide Issues Alert: 3 out of 4 ER Visits for Medicine Poisoning are due to Kids Getting into Parents' or Grandparents' Medicine WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Safe Kids Worldwide released a new research report identifying new insights into why kids are getting into medicine nearly 500,000 times per year. Every minute of every day, a poison control center receives a call about a potential medicine poisoning for a child age five and under. And 64,000...

2014-03-12 08:31:57

Inventors Earn 50 Percent of Licensing Royalties for Successfully Commercialized Ideas CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical, a medical device incubator and healthcare innovation portal, is launching a global search to uncover innovative ideas for improving the design, packaging and administration of medications as a way to address the issue of accidental poisonings. This search coincides with National Poison Prevention Week, which takes place March 16...

Poison Centers Benefit Patients And Reduce Medical Costs
2014-03-11 10:57:06

Sherri McGinnis González , University of Illinois at Chicago School Patients who received help from a poison center had shorter hospital stays and lower hospital charges among those who are the most expensive to treat, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Poison centers provide 24-hour assistance year round to the public and to medical professionals. While studies show that poison centers reduce system-wide costs,...

2014-01-10 23:01:53

More Than 300,000 People in Nine Counties Affected Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 America’s poison centers are advising residents in the areas surrounding Charleston, W.V., about a hazardous chemical leak into the water supply. According to Kanawha County Emergency Management Office, a chemical named 4-methylcyclohexane methanol that is used in coal washing and preparation leaked from a containment area into the Elk River, an intake area that serves 300,000 people in nine...

2013-07-12 23:02:04

AAPCC and America's Poison Centers Commend the Decision and Call on Manufacturers of Similar Products To Do the Same Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 On July 11, Procter & Gamble announced it has redesigned the packaging of its single-load highly concentrated laundry detergent packets. In response, AAPCC President Marsha Ford, MD, FACMT, FACEP, issued the following statement: “We have learned that Procter & Gamble has decided to redesign the packaging of Tide Pods, its...

2013-06-10 23:01:10

American Association of Poison Control Centers say products make light of prescription drug misuse. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) and America´s 57 local poison centers are urging the retailer Urban Outfitters to stop selling its line of products designed to look like prescription medicine bottles. Urban Outfitters, a national retail store popular with teens, sells pint glasses, flasks and shot glasses made to look like...

2013-04-30 23:03:00

Though cinnamon is a common item in most kitchen pantries, a new teen fad is raising concerns from doctors and prompting warnings from medical professionals. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 A popular fad that sprung up on YouTube has led to hundreds of poisonings and has recently prompted warnings from physicians and medical researchers. It involves cinnamon, a seemingly harmless spice, and attempts by young people to swallow one tablespoon of it in under 60 seconds without drinking...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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