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Help Save Your Poison Center:

U.S. budget cuts threaten valuable poison centers. Learn more about how you can help.

Up and Away and Out of Sight:

Every year, more than 60,000 young children end up in emergency rooms because they got into medicines while their parent or caregiver was not looking. The Up and Away and Out of Sight educational program was created to remind families of the importance of safe medicine storage. Learn more about the program.

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