ILPoisonCenter

Thank you for your support!

Thank you for your support The Illinois state budget maintains level funding for the Illinois Poison Center for the upcoming year! After sustaining funding decreases of over 30% in the past two years, it was feared that the funding for the IPC would be reduced further.  Due to previous funding cuts, the IPC has had … more

State’s response to prescription drug abuse

State's response to prescription drug abuse

One state’s stand against prescription drug abuse: On January 1, 2001, the Joint Commission – an organization that monitors the quality of hospitals and other healthcare facilities – launched a pain management campaign that mandated healthcare providers evaluate and assess all complaints of pain.  With this regulatory emphasis, pain was treated aggressively and the prescribing … more