News Archive

Oct 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,

Aug 11, 2016
With Syracuse being labeled an epicenter of synthetic drugs, Senator introduces new legislation to make chemicals in 'spice' and 'k2' drug illegal; most chemicals used in deadly synthetic drugs are still legal; recent scourge in NY demands action to cripple chemists that cook up batches of deadly synthetic drugs.

Feb 22, 2016
Two drug forums were held, on Jan. 20th and 21st, to address the growing heroin and opioid crisis in the county.

Dec 23, 2015
December edition of the Poison Prevention Newsletter: Holiday Poisons

Sep 4, 2015
DEA Drug Take Back Events are BACK - This September 26th from 10am to 2pm

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.

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.

Apr 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.

Mar 12, 2015
National Poison Prevention Week March 15-21, 2015

Mar 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.

Nov 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.

Oct 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.

Sep 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.

Sep 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.

Jan 15, 2014
Results from two recent national surveys indicate a significant knowledge gap in OTC medicine safety by tweens across the U.S.

Nov 12, 2013
According to the CDC more Americans die each year from poisonings, including drug overdoses than from car accidents.

Mar 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.