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October is American Pharmacists Month!

At the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center, the specialists that answer the phones are registered pharmacists who have been expertly trained in the treatment of poisonings. They successfully treat over 80% of incoming calls at home! Let's give a shout out to our pharmacists!


DEA Drug Take Back - October 22nd from 10 am - 2 pm. 

Getting rid of old and unused drugs helps reduce drug abuse and poisonings. Find a location near you:;jsessionid=B30D2F4AB3E79F8EB01ADE624750660E?_flowExecutionKey=_cB5B210FD-6A9F-2436-39A2-08D5E651DC7D_kE5A81097-1CEF-8877-BE8C-DE9CCD6F669C 

October is Health Literacy Month!

Help celebrate health literacy by supported literature that is both meaningful and easy to understand by the public. Learn more by clicking on the logo below.


New Child Safety App for Androids!

Download this interactive educational app to improve the safety of your home. The app is brought to you by UNM Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Apple version soon to come.  

Need Help With a Poisoning?

Try the new Web application by clicking on the picture below or call 1-800-222-1222.

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Are Your Family and Friends Safe?

You can feel reassured by signing up for the free The Poison Post® newsletter. This quarterly e - newsletter is filled with helpful information about how to prevent poisonings. The most recent issue includes a well written article, "The Safety of Hairspray" by NMPDIC's very own, Karen Dominguez.

Poison prevention tips are available for all ages on our Web site.


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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