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Recent News:

Photo of human heart being struck by lightning bolt. Class I Antiarrythmics Featured in February Issue of MPC's ToxTidbits
Date Published: February 13, 2018
The Maryland Poison Center was consulted about a 4 year old male who presented to the emergency department with persistent junctional reciprocating tachycardia after ingestion of up to 2,000 mg. of his own flecainide. On arrival, he was hypotensive and in a wide complex tachycardia on EKG. Read more...
Photo of cell phone with National Poison Help Hotline displayed. Phone Scam Involving Poison Center Phone Number
Date Published: February 12, 2018
Poison Centers will never ask for personal information, such as social security number or credit card information, and will only call individuals to follow up on medical issues.
Two bottles of essential oils arranged near purple and white flowers. Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Featured in Jan./Feb. Issue of MPC's Poison Prevention Press
Date Published: January 22, 2018
Essential oils are concentrated liquids that are removed from plants; as a result, you may think they are harmless. However, as with most things, essential oils can be poisonous if they are used in the wrong way or in the wrong amount. Read more...
Synthetic Cannabinoids Synthetic Cannabinoids Featured in January Issue of MPC's ToxTidbits
Date Published: January 9, 2018
A 26-year-old male presented to the emergency department four hours after smoking K2. He was uncooperative, agitated, and running around in circles. Read more...