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Poisoning Prevention Links
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General Poisoning Links
American Association of Poison Control Centers
The American Association of Poison Control Centers supports the nation’s 57 poison centers in their efforts to prevent and treat poison exposures. Poison centers offer free, confidential medical advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222.
Florida Poison Information Network
The Florida Poison Information Center Network (FPICN) is dedicated to providing emergency services 24 hours a day to the citizens of Florida by offering poison prevention and management information through the use of a nationwide, toll-free hotline: 1-800-222-1222.
Drug-Related Poisoning Links
Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)
Provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), DAWN is a public health surveillance system that monitors drug-related hospital emergency departments and drug-related deaths investigated by medical examiners and coroners.
Key Findings on Adolescent Drug Use (2012 Overview)
This report provides an overview of Adolescent Drug Use based on National Survey Results on Drug Use, 1975–2012.
Medical Examiner’s Report of Drugs Identified in Deceased Persons—2012
Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Medical Examiners Commission
Medication Safety Toolkit—Prevent Child Injury
The toolkit contains a User Guide, Project Materials and Resources that includes special research reports, brochures, fact sheets, infographics, and links to videos.
Prescription Nation: Addressing America’s Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic—2013
This report, published by the National Safety Council (NSC), examines state efforts in four areas: state leadership and action, prescription drug monitoring programs, responsible painkiller prescribing and overdose education and prevention programs.
Up and Away and Out of Sight
Up and Away and Out of Sight is an educational program to remind families of the importance of safe medicine storage. It is an initiative of PROTECT, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association Educational Foundation and numerous other partner organizations.
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