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Latest Poison Control Center Stories

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...

2013-03-19 12:27:15

OTTAWA, March 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada, along with the consumer product safety agencies in the United States and Mexico, are reminding parents and caregivers about the dangers of poison during Poison Prevention Week 2013 (March 17-23). Unintentional poisoning is one of the leading causes of injury among children. Even though these incidents can be prevented, thousands of children in Canada visit emergency rooms after consuming poisonous substances each year....

2013-01-30 08:31:23

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), together with Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, are launching OTC Literacy, a supplemental classroom program aimed at 6(th) graders created to provide free resources for teachers, school nurses and families to help raise awareness about over-the-counter medicine safety. Research shows that children begin to self-medicate...