Is it safe to take expired medications?

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“Should I take expired medications?” Although this question may sound simple, the answer is a bit complicated. It all begins with safety. The mandated expiration date traces back to a law passed in 1979 requiring drug manufacturers to provide a specific date on their medications to guarantee potency and safety of the product up to that date.

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Pre Workout Supplements

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For many people, a new work-out routine also involves using pre-workout supplements to “boost” the exercise session. These supplements are advertised to increase energy, motivation, performance and strength in hopes to reduce body fat and promote muscle growth.

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Which side effects are most often searched on Google?

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You know that moment when you start typing in the Google search bar and it automatically completes what you were thinking? A feature liked by some, but bothers others. Here at the Missouri Poison Center, we put Google to the test to find out the most common drug-related questions that people are searching.

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Ill Advised Antidotes

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What is an antidote? The term antidote literally means “given against”, and is a substance, typically a medicine, given to counteract a particular poison.

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How to Prevent Medication Errors at School

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Approximately 6% of all elementary and high school students receive medication while in school for conditions such as asthma, epilepsy, depression, diabetes, autism, allergies, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), among others.

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Armadillo – The Little Armored One

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FUN FACTS ABOUT ARMADILLOS Armadillos have tiny mouths and small peg like teeth used for grinding, therefore they do not bite. They are the only mammal with a hard shell. They fleeing into thorny patches that predators avoid and dig their way to safety. Armadillos are studied in fertility research …

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The Top 3 Medication Mishaps to Avoid this Summer

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The best part of summertime is fun in the sun, but did you know that some commonly used medications make people more sensitive to the sun and the heat? There are also storage concerns certain medicine. Here’s how to avoid our Top 3 potential dangers and medication errors during the hot summer days.

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Flood Precautions

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It has been a wet spring for Missouri with lots of rain causing flooding across the entire state. Rivers have risen to near record levels, causing damage to homes, road closures, and increased exposure to pests such as gnats, mosquitoes, and snakes.

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Are You Afraid of Snakes?

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Most of the snakes found in Missouri are harmless and are actually very good for the environment, but there are five species which are venomous. Do you know the venomous snakes of Missouri?

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