The Maryland Poison Center staff is a small but mighty team. People are often shocked to hear that our staff only consists of about 25 people since we are a 24/7 state-wide service. Each person plays an important role in the daily operations and fulfilling our mission.
Weight Loss Medicines and Supplements
Many people choose weight loss as their new year resolution. In addition to the usual steps to achieving weight loss – setting specific and measurable goals, eating healthy, exercising, and other lifestyle changes – some people also use weight loss medicines or supplements.
Maryland Poison Center’s 50 Years of Expert Care
The Maryland Poison Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022. Learn more about us, our history, and how to get involved with the MPC.
12 Days of Poison Hazards
Poisonings don’t take a break for the holidays! Learn about these 12 days of poison hazards to keep you and your family safe.
What You Should Know About Camphor
Camphor is a chemical used in a variety of medicines and household products around the world. It is commonly used in creams for its cooling sensation and to provide relief for coughs, itching, cold sores, or sore muscles.
The 100th eAntidote Post
Over the past four years, we have posted 99 blogs here at the Maryland Poison Center’s eAntidote. This is #100! After four years and more than 4,000 visitors, we use our 100th post to reflect on the 10 most read posts on eAntidote.
The Secrets of Succulents
Many people enjoy gardening. It’s a fun hobby with endless options of plants to choose from! Succulents are popular garden additions. They are valued for their hardiness, meaning they thrive in different temperatures, levels of light, and time between watering.
National Drug Take Back Day
Since 2010, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has held 20 National Drug Take Back Day events. These events are a free and easy way to safely dispose of medicines – both prescription and over-the-counter. The next drug take back day event is October 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Antihistamines are a type of medicine commonly used to treat allergies. Antihistamines were involved in approximately 1,200 cases at the Maryland Poison Center (MPC) in 2020. Let’s dive deeper into antihistamines and how to safely use them.
What Tweens and Teens Should Know About the Poison Center
People often think that poison centers are only for little kids, but that’s not true. Poison centers are for everyone, including tweens and teens. It’s important that tweens and teens are familiar with safety tips and tools to keep themselves safe.