The holiday poem ‘Tis the Season to be Poisoned is back by popular demand! But, don’t let the humor distract you from its warning! There are plenty of ways to get in to trouble this season. Luckily poison experts are always
4 tips to protect your family this holiday season
The holidays should be a time of joy and family get-togethers. Don’t let a mishap with holiday items, medicine or food spoil the festivities. Here are some tips to keep everything merry and bright. Use Caution When Decorating. Holiday décor
Grapefruit juice and medicine: what’s the real deal?
As a pharmacy student, I remember telling a patient “You shouldn’t drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruits with this medicine.” She was quick to reply, “Oh don’t worry, if I drink grapefruit juice, I drink it in the morning, but
Meet Our Experts: Eric
One of the goals of the eAntidote is to introduce you to the real poison experts who answer the phone at the Maryland Poison Center. In addition to being nurses and pharmacists, they are parents, grandparents, artists, athletes, sports fans,
Your Halloween candy wasn’t poisoned
It’s almost time for every poison center’s favorite holiday: Halloween! From skeletons to bubbling witches brew, poisons are a featured part of many haunted celebrations. Fortunately that’s just fun and games. Here’s some information to ensure you have a non-toxic
5 substances misused by pre-teens and teens
Parents, do you feel like you are always one-step behind your kids when it comes to their knowledge of the world they live in? If so, you’re not alone! Evidence shows children whose parents talk to them about substance abuse
What your babysitter needs to know about the poison center
Trusting someone else to watch your child can be difficult. Know that the Maryland Poison Center has your back. Poisonings are most common in kids, and most of the time they happen at home. So before you go out for
8 Common Poison Myths — Busted!
The Maryland Poison Center (MPC) answers over 44,000 calls every year. Some callers use home remedies or information passed down from their family when trying to treat a suspected poisoning. Others go to the internet. While some of the
Why the eAntidote?
This year the Maryland Poison Center is celebrating its 45th birthday! Since 1972 we’ve answered more than 2.2 million phone calls. While what we do every day at the MPC has not changed much, the way we do it has