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Drug-Related Poisoning The Cause For Nearly 700,000 Emergency Department Visits a Year, According to New Research
Date:3/16/2011

n drug-related poisoning, go to www.EmergencyCareForYou.org and www.aapcc.org. To obtain a copy of the complete study, please call 202-728-0610, ext. 3005 or email Mike Baldyga at mbaldyga@acep.org.

ACEP is a national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies.  

The American Association of Poison Control Centers supports the nation's 57 poison centers in their efforts to treat and prevent poisoning. Poison centers offer free, confidential medical advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you have questions about poisons, or you believe you've been exposed to something that could be bad for you, call your poison center at 1-800-222-1222.


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