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Christmas Blessings!

NMPDIC wishes all a Holiday Season filled with joy and not poisonings! Learn more about preventing seasonal poisonings.


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Comparison of F(ab ’ ) 2 versus Fab antivenom for pit viper envenomation: A prospective, blinded, multicenter, randomized clinical trial  (read full article)

S. P. BUSH , 1 A. M. RUHA , 2 S. A. SEIFERT , 3 D. L. MORGAN , 4 B. J. LEWIS , 5 T. C. ARNOLD , 6 R. F. CLARK , 7 W. J. MEGGS , 1
E. A. TOSCHLOG , 1 S. W. BORRON , 8 G. R. FIGGE , 9 D. R. SOLLEE , 10 F. M. SHIRAZI , 11 R. WOLK , 12 I. DE CHAZAL , 12 D. QUAN , 13
W. GARC Í A-UBBELOHDE , 14 A. ALAG Ó N , 15 R. D. GERKIN , 2 and L. V. BOYER 16

1 East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine/Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC, USA 2 Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA 3 University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM, USA
4 Scott and White Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX, USA
5 Saint Josephs Hospital, Bryan, TX, USA
6 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA, USA
7 University of California Medical Center, San Diego, CA, USA
8 Paul L. Foster School of Medicine/Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX, USA
9 Northwest Medical Center, Tucson, AZ, USA
10 UF Health Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL, USA
11 Arizona Poison & Drug Information Center, Tucson, AZ, USA
12 Tucson Medical Center, Tucson, AZ, USA
13 Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA
14 Instituto Bioclon, M é xico Distrito Federal, Mexico
15 UNAM, Avenida Universidad 2001, Cuernavaca, Mexico
16 University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ, USA

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Be Aware of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning!

The weather is cooling and it's time to turn on the furnaces. All fuel - burning appliances and machines produce carbon monoxide (CO). Visit our Web page to learn how to prevent CO poisoning.


View the NMPDIC Annual Report for FY14 

Learn about the history and progress of this wonderful public service program that saves lives and money. Statistics and other important information, such as the NMPDIC successfully managed 83% of iis cases on site, can be pulled easily from the annual report.  View Report

fluncoldFlu and Cold Season

During flu and cold illnesses it is common to experience more than one symptom. The NMPDIC would like to remind folks to not take more than one medicine at a time that contain the same active ingredient. Visit our Medication Safety Page for more tips.




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

You never know when you might find yourself in nature tangled up in poison ivy or bitten by a venomous snake.qr help lineThis is why you should always have the Poison Help number handy when you need help with a poisoning. 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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