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Be Careful with PESTICIDES

Don’t be caught off-guard. Read the instructions! We know that the moles are ravaging your yard and the itty bitty mites are ruthless to your gorgeous crops, trees and flowers, but please be careful when you’re waging your full-scale attack…

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Mushroom Poisoning

There are bold mushroom hunters and there are old mushroom hunters, but there are no old bold mushroom hunters. --- A wise person As spring approaches, one thing we can count on: mushrooms in the yard, woods, roadsides, etc. We…

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Gastric Decontamination

“First do no harm.” Can GI Decontamination (GID) do harm? Sometimes: A child who was seen ingesting several tablets of clonidine is brought to an ED 30 minutes post ingestion. Upon arrival, the alert child is lavaged and given AC…

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Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine, typically in combination with naloxone (e.g., Suboxone®), is prescribed to treat opioid addiction. Buprenorphine alone may also be prescribed for pain management and opioid addiction. It has the potential to cause delayed and persistent CNS and respiratory depression for…

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Aspirin Overdose Remains a Concern

The use of aspirin as a pain reliever and antipyretic has declined over the years with the increased use of acetaminophen and NSAIDs and the historical association of aspirin and Reye’s Syndrome in children. The discovery, however, that aspirin can…

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Spring Cleaning

The Missouri Poison Center is celebrating the 50th anniversary of NPPW this year, March 18 – 24, 2012.  Every year, the third week of March is designated to highlight the dangers of poisoning and the importance of poison prevention.  We…

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Tags: Seasonal

Know What To Do For A Poisoning

If someone gets ‘poisoned’, call the poison center at 1-800-222-1222.  The poison center will take any call about a human poisoning.  But ‘poisoning’ is complicated.  It’s a medical term for when your body becomes sick from some substance that is…

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