NM Poison & Drug Information Center

MSC 09 5080
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 272-4261
Fax: (505) 272-5892

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Spring is Here!

Flowers are blooming and creatures are coming out of their winter dens. Learn how to avoid common spring - time poisonings.


DEA Drug Take Back Initiative:  April 26th, 2014

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) holds a drug take back initiative twice a year across the nation; the next take back initiative is scheduled for April 26th, 2014. The take back initiatives provide a "safe, convenient and responsible" way for the public to dispose of old or unused prescription medications. Initiative days are also used as a time to educate on drug misuse and abuse. Find a site nearest to you or download toolkits / resources


Program Your Cell With the Poison Help Number:  1-800-222-1222!

help qrYou never know when you might find yourself in nature tangled up in poison ivy or bitten by a venomous snake. This is why you should always have the Poison Help number handy when you need help with a poisoing. Please scan the QR code or program your cell with this very important number.

The Poison Help number is a national line that routes each call to the nearest poison center. For example, if you dial 1-800-222-1222 from anywhere in New Mexico you will be connected to the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center (NMPDIC).

So be prepared when seconds count. The services offered at the NMPDIC are free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Learn more about NMPDIC 

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