Tag: "Drug and Poison Information Center"
Medication Disposal: What is the Safest Way to Get Rid of Unused and Expired Medicine?
It is important to dispose of unused and expired medicines safely to help avoid accidental exposures and to prevent teen drug abuse. Review four options to do this, as different medications may need different disposal procedures.
Poison Prevention Awareness Week
The Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC) at Cincinnati Children’s is a 24-hour emergency and information telephone service for anyone with concerns about poisons or drugs. The best way
Poison control center providing heroin help
A brief summary and link to media article about how the Drug and Poison Control Center is a resource to help with the increase in heroin overdoses.
DEA announces plan to ban kratom
A brief summary and link to media story about the DEA's plan to ban kratom.
DEA Issues alert on Fentanyl as threat to health and public safety
A brief summary and link to media article about an alert issued by the DEA regarding fentanyl.
A dangerous high with a legal substance
A brief summary of and link to a story about a drug called Kratom and the possible dangerous side effects.
Cincinnati Children’s Pharmacist Says No on Issue 3
A brief summary of and link to a story on Fox19.com with Cincinnati Children's pharmacist Patricia Klein, PharmD, MPH, CSPI, about saying no to Issue 3.
Groups oppose marijuana legalization, Issue 3
A brief summary of and link to stories in the Cincinnati Enquirer, WCPO.com, and Local12.com about issue 3 to legalize marijuana in Ohio.
Cincinnati Children’s opposes marijuana legalization
Cincinnati Children’s and other members of the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association are opposed to the constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana and are urging Ohioans to vote no on November 3. Organizers
What to do in Case of Poisoning
Jerry Wiesenhahn, a pharmacist and poison information specialist at Cincinnati Children’s, recently shared what parents should do in cases of accidental poisonings at home. He also offered information on common
Life’s A Picnic (But Keep These Things In Mind When There)
My kids love picnics. There’s something exciting about being in the fresh air and enjoying a meal in the great outdoors. The usual foods my family eats every day seem
“Killer Heroin” Found in Butler County, Cincinnati Children’s Cites High Potency
A deadly combination of heroin and fentanyl, known as “killer heroin,” is becoming more evident in Butler County, and Robert Goetz, a pharmacist with the Drug and Poison Information Center
Drug and Poison Specialist Discusses Chemical Safety on FOX 19
Jerry Wiesenhahn, a specialist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s Drug and Poison Information Center, demonstrated on FOX 19 how to prevent children from accidentally ingesting harmful medication. Read tips on how
Adult Prescription Growth Linked to Kids’ Poisonings
With more adults taking medicine for diseases like diabetes and hypertension, those same medications are being linked to increasing rates of pediatric poisonings, according to a new study. Poisonings among
Keep Out of Reach: Baby’s Tragic Death is Sobering Reminder about Storing Medication Properly
The circumstances surrounding the tragic accidental death of an 11-month old Middletown, Ohio boy after possibly ingesting prescription pills is a sobering reminder to parents about the importance of keeping
You can’t see it, smell it or taste it. But you need to know if it’s in your home.
There’s one common household poison even the most cautious parent can’t keep locked away where the kids can’t reach it: Carbon monoxide. Every year in the U.S., about 500 people