Pillbox enables rapid identification of unknown solid-dosage medications (tablets/capsules) based on physical characteristics and high-resolution images. Once a medication is identified, Pillbox provides links to drug information and drug labels.
When accidents happen with chemicals, medicine, or household items, call Poison Help. Get help right away from a local poison expert. If someone is unconscious or has trouble breathing, call 911.
The opioid epidemic has made America an outlier among wealthy nations when it comes to drug overdoses.
We believe — along with many other experts in the field — that as was the case for these earlier programs, the evidence presently available is sufficient to justify the careful introduction of trials of pill testing around Australia.
Specifically, we support the availability of facilities to allow young people at venues or events where drug taking is acknowledged to be likely to seek advice about the substances they’re considering ingesting.
Methamphetamine, or “meth,” the powerful man-made alternative to plant-based stimulants like cocaine and crack, is playing a bigger role in fatal overdoses in the western half of the U.S. than the synthetic opioid fentanyl.
It would be the first decline in drug overdose deaths in decades. But there are reasons to be cautious.
Across North America, tainted opioids are killing people who use drugs. Vancouver’s Mark Tyndall says we should start dispensing safer pills using high-tech machines.
As public health officials tackle opioid addiction and overdoses, another class of prescription drugs has been contributing to a growing number of deaths across the United States.
Experts are concerned we'll see a rise in brain damage among people who survive multiple ODs in the age of fentanyl.
In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, the populace finds chemical solace in Soma, a daily pill taking ritual that makes existence tolerable. Life unfortunately often follows art. The US may soon realize Huxley's dystopic vision.
The world can be a dangerous place, but even with all the bad drivers, treacherous heights and violence, more people are dying from drug overdoses than from any other cause of injury death, including traffic accidents, falls or guns.
Unfolding before our eyes is a national public health crisis: fatal drug overdose has increased more than six-fold in the past three decades. Today, more Americans are dying of drug overdoses than traffic accidents, primarily from heroin and prescription pills like oxycodone and Vicodin. Every single day, 120 people die in the U.S. of a drug overdose.
This can happen to anyone. No socioeconomic barriers exist. Every time you abuse recreational drugs, there is a chance that it is tainted with a substance that can kill.
In the past few years prescription drugs have claimed the lives of more celebrities than hard drugs like heroin and cocaine. Will Whitney Houston be on that list?
In the case of methamphetamine, overdose typically results in heart arrhythmias (where the heart isn’t beating properly) and seizures caused by the drug. Importantly, even modest amounts of methamphetamine may cause heart arrhythmia and death.
Overdoses are happening at an increasingly fast rate. Mixing opioids with alcohol and sleeping pills is probably making it worse.
“Inject Heroin. Reject Life.” These stark words are scrawled across the side of Dwayne Wood’s hearse, which he drives daily through the streets of Huntington, West Virginia. His message is not subtle, but in the overdose capital of America, Wood simply won’t beat around the bush.
Rural U.S. counties have seen greater increases in fatal drug overdoses since 1999, a new study finds.
When the media reports on drugs and overdose, it does a service for the community. It's important to inform the populace about threats to their safety and well-being. But when the media fails to mention any of the solutions and the hard work of countless people to address the problem, it fails all of us.
The term 'drug overdose' is thrown around a lot, but new findings suggest that patients at risk for "overdose" may not like that term.
Dayton, Ohio, had one of the highest overdose death rates in the nation in 2017. The city made many changes, and fatal overdoses are down more than 50 percent from last year.
Deaths from drug overdoses in the US reached staggering new heights in 2017, according to newly published figures. Trump called the crisis a “national shame and human tragedy” – but what is fuelling it?
Program the Poison Help Number – 1-800-222-1222 – into your home and cell phones so you have it handy when you need it.
International Overdose Awareness Day hopes to diminish the stigma associated with drug use. That includes all drugs, licit and illicit (and alcohol, too)..
Here you will find information you need to start prescribing and dispensing naloxone (Narcan) rescue kits, including some useful resources containing further information about this life-saving medicine.
Welcome to The Poison Review, a critical update and evaluation of recent scientific literature, news stories, and cultural events related to the field of medical toxicology. Our interests are wide-ranging and eclectic, since we take our philosophy from Paracelsus, often called the father of toxicology: “All things are poison and nothing is without poison, only the dose permits something not to be poisonous.”
The American Association of Poison Control Centers supports the nation’s 55 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. This service provides a primary resource for poisoning information and helps reduce costly emergency department visits through in-home treatment.
Welcome to the Podcast page for ACMT. This is an ever expanding and growing section.
App for anyone who wishes to help consumers of opiate drugs (such as codeine, fentanyl, heroin, methadone, or morphine), including family, friends, social welfare workers, and the drug consumers themselves.