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NMPDIC Hosts Poison Prevention Month 2017:  Celebrating 40 Years with the UNM COP! 

Join the NMPDIC in observing the importance of poison prevention and bringing awareness to the dangers of poisons during the entire month of March! In New Mexico, poisonings are the 2nd leading cause of unintentional injury deaths. We need everyone's help to spread the word - no action is too little or too big. Please get involved!

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WE HAVE INFORMATION ON MEDICATIONS, TOO!

Do you need to ask someone the best way to take your prescribed or over-the-counter medication? Do you wonder about herbal products? Do you have questions about possible side effects of drugs, and whether you can take something safely with your other medications or while breast-feeding? The New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center can give you answers to these and many more questions. You’ve always been able to call us and speak with an information specialist, but now you can also e-mail us for non - emergency questions. Just send your questions about your medications to LMcCament-Mann@salud.unm.edu. A pharmacist will research the answers and respond to you promptly.

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Help Us Promote HRSA PSA's!

If you haven't heard the PSA's below on the radio or seen them on TV, please let us know so that we can promote them in your local communities! Contact Jacqueline Kakos at 505-272-1364 or jkakos@salud.unm.edu.

              


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Heroin Overdose on the Rise

Read more at https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6552a12.htm?s_cid=mm6552a12_e

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Prevent Lead Poisoning!

According to the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), "lead poisoning robs children of the chance to attain their full potential." Lead may be present in the paint of houses and child care facilities that were built before 1978, jewelry, toys, soil, water and other items. Lead poisoning is very serious, especially in children who are six years and younger. Please visit the NMDOH's web page.

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New Child Safety App!

Download this interactive educational app to improve the safety of your home. The app is brought to you by UNM Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and is available for both androids and I - phones. There is also a web version. Try it out!

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Need Help With a Poisoning?

Try the new online webPOISONCONTROL®  or call 1-800-222-1222.

Are your friends and families safe? The The Poison Post® quarterly e - newsletter is also offered through the webPOISONCONTROL® site and is filled with helpful information on how to prevent poisonings. 

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

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