Poison Control Centers Seeing Ever Greater Dangers in the Medicine Cabinet - Page 2
According to Dr. Timothy Erickson, a professor of emergency medicine and medical toxicology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the types of accidental poisonings have slightly changed. "What hasn’t changed is kids getting into pharmaceuticals and household things, now they’re getting into more dangerous prescription drugs.” The work of poison control centers remains ever more important, as the level of risk posed by readily available prescription and non-prescription drugs increases. Hopefully federal and state governments don't take the short-sighted approach by slashing their funding, which undoubtedly will lead to millions and millions of costly visits to doctors and hospitals.
Poison image by Thomas Gothe