National Drug Take Back Day
September 10, 2018
National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.
Poison Prevention: March 19-23, 2018
March 1, 2018
The third week of March is a time to recognize the importance of poison safety in the home. This year's theme is Keep Your Family Safe!
PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: CO Poisoning
January 4, 2018
Carbon Monoxide is a gas that you cannot see, smell or taste, and CO2 poisoning sends 20,000 children to Emergency Departments each year.
Safe Disposal Program for Teens
January 3, 2018
Pharmacists and pharmacy interns rotating through Walgreen's pharmacies have been taking our Safe Meds. Safe Disposal Program out on the road to teens and tweens in our 54 county service area...
The UNYPC's new video on Safe Medication Disposal
December 1, 2017
Information about safe disposal of expired, unwanted medications.
SNADD Media Advisory at Covanta
November 7, 2017
A media advisory was held at Covanta's Jamesville headquarters to call attention to the SNADD (Sharps, Needles and Drug Disposal) Program, Onondaga County's safe medication disposal initiative.
SNADD - New Program for drugs and sharps disposal
October 14, 2016
SNADD, Onondaga County's new program for drugs and sharps disposal to reduce the risk of ingestion, exposure, and abuse of drugs in our communities,
Kaiser Health News reports
July 5, 2016
By Sharing Painkillers, Friends And Family Members Can Fuel Opioid Epidemic: Study
Drug Forums Held in Onondaga County
February 22, 2016
Two drug forums were held, on Jan. 20th and 21st, to address the growing heroin and opioid crisis in the county.
Save The Date: 1/20/16
January 11, 2016
Save The Date: A community Forum - Opiate & Heroin Epidemic, Our Problem, Our Solutions
Latest Poison Prevention Newsletter
December 23, 2015
December edition of the Poison Prevention Newsletter: Holiday Poisons
AAPCC Supports Initiatives Targeting Prescription Opioid Meds
May 29, 2015
The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) and the experts at America's 55 poison centers applaud the efforts of the United States Senate focused on the prevention of opioid addiction, according to Stephen T. Kaminski, JD, AAPCC CEO and executive director.
Schumer and other Senators urge reinstatement of Drug Take Back Days
May 29, 2015
Senator Chuck Schumer and 9 other Senators urge reinstatement of the DEA Drug Take Back day in hopes of removing up to 300 tons of unwanted prescription drugs from individuals.
ALERT: Dramatic increase in hospital admissions and presentations due to synthetic drugs
April 23, 2015
There has been a dramatic increase in calls to Upstate New York Poison Center over the past 72 hours regarding patients with significant symptoms requiring emergency care.
Edible marijuana products - Look alikes to children?
March 10, 2015
Marijuana brownies have long been a staple of cannabis coffee shops in the Netherlands, but the new products are quite different. They are now skillfully being produced and packaged to closely mimic popular candies and other sweets.
Laundry Pods calls to poison centers still on the increase
November 17, 2014
Poison Centers nationwide are urging the public, especially parents, to keep highly concentrated "single dose packs" of laundry detergent up and out of reach of children.
NYS Poison Center Heroin Data
October 27, 2014
The Upstate New York Poison Center receives calls about toxic exposures from the healthcare institutions in the 54 county coverage area. Listed below are the number of human exposure calls per county on Heroin Human Exposures.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
September 21, 2014
Gail Banach, MS is joined by Roberto Martinez, MD, to explain neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), and a community initiative to reduce NAS in Onondaga County.
Drug Forums Held in Onondaga County
September 7, 2014
There has been a dramatic increase in the number of deaths involving opioids over the past several years, due in part to the increase in the number of prescriptions written (close to 4 million in 2013), increasing the availability and thereby easy access to dangerous drugs.
Tweens Get Failing Grade In Their Knowledge On Safe Use Of Over The Counter Medications
January 15, 2014
Results from two recent national surveys indicate a significant knowledge gap in OTC medicine safety by tweens across the U.S.
Prescription Drug Abuse
November 12, 2013
According to the CDC more Americans die each year from poisonings, including drug overdoses than from car accidents.
Synthetic Drugs of Abuse
March 17, 2011
The Upstate New York Poison Center has developed a presentation about synthetic drugs of abuse including signs, symptoms of use. This presentation focuses on bath salts, synthetic marijuana, wet/PCP, and inhalants.