The Maryland Poison Center (MPC) is certified by the American Association of Poison Control Centers as a regional poison control center. It has provided poisoning treatment advice, education, and prevention services to Marylanders since 1972.
Within the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, the MPC is staffed by nurses and pharmacists who are certified as specialists in poison information by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Over the past 50 years, they have helped more than 2 million Marylanders with calls about:
- Drugs and medicines
- Household, garden, and personal care products
- Bites and stings
- Gases and fumes
- Food Poisoning
- Any items that give individuals an unwanted or unexpected reaction
We believe that the antidote for every exposure is the experience and expertise of a poison specialist. More than 35,000 people experience that for themselves each year when they call the Maryland Poison Center. eAntidote provides a behind the scenes look at life at a poison center, practical tips to keep your family safe, and a hard look at current poison news and trends. It’s Maryland’s electronic link to essential information from the poison experts.
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