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A Holiday Cocktail to Avoid – Alcohol and Prescription Medications

A Holiday Cocktail to Avoid - Alcohol and Prescription Medications

‘Tis the season to be jolly—but mixing alcohol and certain prescription medications is no laughing matter. The holiday season brings an abundance of parties with family and friends and very often a few glasses of liquid cheer. With higher alcohol consumption rates during the holiday season and an increasing number of people using multiple prescription … more

What I Learned about Laundry Pods at the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology

Every year, the largest toxicology conference of the world–the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology–brings together toxicologists from around the globe to learn from each other and present research that impacts all of us. At this year’s conference, three fascinating abstracts on laundry pods.  If not interested in the study details, scroll down to “My take … more

The Top 3 Substances Involved in IPC Poisoning Cases

The IPC receives calls on almost 74,000 exposure calls per year on a wide variety of different substances—medicines, household cleaners, plants/mushrooms, chemicals, bug bites and stings, food poisoning, recreational drugs, environmental toxins and more.  If it’s potentially harmful, you can call the IPC about it!  A common question we get is, “What substances do you … more