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American Association of Poison Control Centers Urges Safe Use of Prescription Painkillers

In observance of National Poison Prevention Week, the American Association of Poison Control Centers is warning Americans about the importance of using and storing prescription painkillers carefully and correctly, according to Mike Wahl, MD, FACEP, FACMT, medical director of the Illinois Poison Center. American Association of Poison Control Centers Urges Safe Use of Prescription Painkillers

Home Safe Home

Because 90 percent of poisonings happen in the home, the American Association of Poison Cnotrol Centers is reminding Americans to keep their homes safe from poisons. Home Safe Home

American Association of Poison Control Centers Celebrates National Poison Prevention Week

The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) will join local poison centers and poison prevention partners across the country in celebrating National Poison Prevention Week March 17 through 23, 2013, according to AAPCC President Marsha Ford, MD, FACMT, FACEP. American Association of Poison Control Centers Celebrates National Poison Prevention Week

AAPCC Issues Statement on the Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act

AAPCC Issues Statement on the Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act ALEXANDRIA, VA. – The American Association of Poison Control Centers and the experts atAmerica’s 57 poison centers are hailing the U.S. Congress for its recent passage of the Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act and President Obama for signing the act into law. Statement on the […]

Poisoning Kills More Americans Than Car Crashes, Report Says

Poisoning Kills More Americans Than Car Crashes, Report Says Poisoning, primarily by drugs, kills more people than car accidents, making it the biggest injury- related cause of death in the U.S., said a report by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read More…

Warning About Concentrated Packets of Laundry Detergent

AAPCC and Poison Centers Issue Warning about Concentrated Packets of Laundry Detergent ALEXANDRIA, VA. – The American Association of Poison Control Centers and the experts atAmerica’s 57 poison centers are urging the public, especially parents, to keep highly concentrated “single dose packs” of laundry detergent up and away from children, according to Debbie Carr, AAPCC […]

Vital Signs-Unintentional Injury Deaths Among Persons Aged 0–19 Years — United States

Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death in the United States for persons aged 1-19 years and the fifth leading cause of death for newborns and infants aged <1 year.  This report describes 10-year trends in unintentional injury deaths among persons aged 0-19 years. Vital Signs: Unintentional Injury Deaths Among Persons Aged 0–19 Years — […]

AAPCC Launches “Unquestionable Answers” Campaign

AAPCC Launches “Unquestionable Answers” Campaign ALEXANDRIA, VA. – The American Association of Poison Control Centers and the experts atAmerica’s 57 poison centers are encouraging young adults, specifically those of college age, to call thePoison Help hotline instead of searching the Internet for answers to poisoning questions, according to Debbie Carr, AAPCC executive director. AAPCC Launches […]

Help Save Your Poison Center

Help Save Your Poison Center Please let your representatives in Washington, D.C., know that you believe poison centers are vital and that you support funding to keep them running 24/7/365. To join your voice with other poison center supporters, register for the AAPCC advocacy network at www.capwiz.com/aapcc, then send a letter to your elected officials […]

Up and Away and Out of Sight

Up and Away and Out of Sight To help keep children safe through proper medicine storage, Up and Away and Out of Sight educates parents and caregivers by: reminding them about safe medicine storage; providing them with information and tools to keep their child/children safe; and encouraging them to take action. To learn more about […]

Vital Signs: Prescription Painkiller Overdose Deaths Increasing

Deaths from prescription painkillers have reached epidemic levels in the past decade.  The number of overdose deaths is now greater than those of deaths from heroin and cocaine combined. Nearly 15,000 people die every year of overdoses involving prescription painkillers. Vital Signs: Prescription Painkiller Overdoses in the US

MA & RI Regional Poison Center Joins Facebook

March 14th-20th, 2010 is Poison Prevention Week Help get the word out about the Regional Poison Center by becoming a fan of the “MA & RI Regional Poison Center” on Facebook today. There are 390 cities and towns in our region (Massachusetts and Rhode Island).  Our goal for Poison Prevention Week is to have at […]

Tylenol Recall

The FDA has expanded the recall of over-the-counter Tylenol products.  For more information, click here for a news story from ABC News. For the most up to date information regarding all FDA recalls, please see theFDA News Homepage.

H1N1 Update: ACEP Public Guidance on Emergency Dept. Use for H1N1 Flu Symptoms

H1N1 Information from The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Please click on the link below to see the ACEP’s “Public Guidance Regarding Emergency Department Use for H1N1 Flu Symptoms”. This guidance is for adults 18 years of age or older decide whether their symptoms necessitate a trip to the emergency room.  The fact sheet is […]

Safe Use of Hand Sanitizers

Please see the press release below from our partners in poison prevention, The American Association of Poison Control Centers, (AAPCC). Contact: Jessica Wehrman (703) 894-1863 www.aapcc.org For Immediate Release Oct. 22, 2009 American Association of Poison Control Centers: Proper monitoring on use of hand sanitizers will mean a safer cold and flu season The start […]

Swine Flu Updates

The CDC has set up a website to provide updates regarding Swine Flu: www.cdc.gov/swineflu

Halloween 2008

Before you get the family ready for trick-or-treating, remember these poison prevention safety tips: – Children should not eat any treats until a parent has had time to inspect them. – All candy needs to be inspected for small puncture holes and the candy should be in its original, unopened container. – Feed children before […]

Carbon Monoxide Press Release

For Immediate Release December 3, 2007 Contact: Colleen Longfellow 617-355-4163 HIGH RISK SEASON FOR CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING Boston, MA—The Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention Serving Massachusetts and Rhode Island and the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal’s Office remind all residents to be aware of the increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning that comes along […]

Welcome Back

Welcome back to the Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention Website! Now that Fall is here in New England, many people are getting ready for Halloween. To make trick or treating safe for everyone, please see our Halloween Safety Tips. Here at the Poison Center, we have prepared a seasonal safety guide to help […]

Poison Prevention Jingle

Click to download the poison prevention jingle in English and Spanish from the National Capital Poison Center’s website

AAPCC Speaks Before Congress

American Association of Poison Control Centers Speaks Before Congress Regarding the Reauthorization of the Nation’s Poison Control Center Law. AAPCC Speaks Before Congress.