News (2019)

See how the Maryland Poison Center is making headlines across the state of Maryland and beyond in 2019.

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Recent News:

Collage of poison hazards commonly found in the home. Maryland Poison Center Celebrates National Poison Prevention Week
Date Published: March 4, 2019
Observed March 17-23, National Poison Prevention Week helps raise awareness about the dangers of poisonings and promotes steps that families can take to prevent them. Read more...
Woman sleeps in a hospital bed. February Issue of MPC's ToxTidbits Answers "How Long Do I Need to Watch this Patient?"
Date Published: February 12, 2019
Emergency departments are busy environments and adequate patient flow is crucial to keep them operating efficiently. Although poison centers are often asked, “How long do I need to watch this patient?”, this question doesn’t always have a clear answer. Read more...
Chemical structure for xylazine. Xylazine Highlighted in January Issue of MPC's ToxTidbits
Date Published: January 22, 2019
On Oct. 30, 2018, Anne Arundel County (Maryland) police announced that they had confiscated a large amount of drugs in a major drug bust and arrested 21 people. Besides fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine, 8.86 kilograms of xylazine were seized. What is xylazine? Read more...
Woman sitting on couch with feet propped up on ottoman. A bottle of cold medicine is sat beside her feet. Cough and Cold Medicine Safety Featured in Jan./Feb. Issue of MPC's Poison Prevention Press
Date Published: January 16, 2019
Winter is upon us! Along with the cold air and snow comes runny noses and coughs. Oftentimes, we reach for over-the-counter (OTC) cold medicines without a thought. Before opening the medicine cabinet this year, let’s remember a few very important points. Read more...