The Illinois Poison Center received 7,709 calls regarding medication errors in 2012. That’s over 10% of our total calls. It can happen to anyone. It has happened to me, in fact. I’ve been a pharmacist for over 10 years, and I work at the poison center—I should be immune to medicine mistakes, right? Wrong!
Traces of pharmaceutical drugs have been found in drinking water in the US for years Drugs in our waterways have been linked to sex changes and other mutations in fish and other wildlife Prescription drug abuse, misuse and other accidental ingestions are the number one injury related cause of death in the US And in … more
The following post was contributed by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. If you are a senior adult, you may think that poison centers and poison prevention are mainly for kids. But seniors are at risk for poisoning, too! As we age, we often take more and more medicine, whether prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin or … more