News (2013)

See how the Maryland Poison Center is making headlines across the state of Maryland and beyond in 2013.

Please visit the news archive to explore stories that highlight previous accomplishments at the Maryland Poison Center.

Recent News:

  MPC Medical Director Awarded Best Platform at National Clinical Toxicology Conference
Date Published: October 11, 2013
Suzanne Doyon, MD, presented with prestigious recognition for research collaboration with Maryland’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
MPC Joins “Share Your Place” Pilot Project, Encourages Families to Practice Safe Medicine Storage MPC Joins “Share Your Place” Pilot Project, Encourages Families to Practice Safe Medicine Storage
Date Published: June 18, 2013
Pilot social media photo sharing program offers families opportunity to share “their place” where medicines and vitamins are safely stored at home.
MPC Study Finds Non-Medical Use of Buprenorphine Associated with Better Medical Outcomes Versus Methadone MPC Study Finds Non-Medical Use of Buprenorphine Associated with Better Medical Outcomes Versus Methadone
Date Published: June 6, 2013
Non-medical use of methadone associated with higher hospitalization rates, greater ICU admissions, and worse medical outcomes.
MPC Celebrates National Poison Prevention Week MPC Public Education Coordinator Speaks at Child-Resistant Packaging Seminar
Date Published: May 28, 2013
Presentation delivers real-world look at the importance of child-resistant packaging in preventing poisonings among young children.
National EMS Week Celebrates Life-Saving Work of Medicine’s First Responders National EMS Week Celebrates Life-Saving Work of Medicine’s First Responders
Date Published: May 22, 2013
Lisa Booze, PharmD, CSPI, professional education and clinical coordinator for the Maryland Poison Center, explains how EMS providers can partner with poison centers to improve patients' health.
MPC Research and Education Coordinator Speaks at Joint American-Israel Medical Toxicology Conference MPC Research and Education Coordinator Speaks at Joint American-Israel Medical Toxicology Conference
Date Published: May 22, 2013
Presentation highlights pediatric and adult non-medical use of buprenorphine.
MPC's Bivens Discusses Hidden Household Dangers on Local News Program MPC's Bivens Discusses Hidden Household Dangers on Local News Program
Date Published: May 10, 2013
Interview emphasizes the importance of securely storing household products out of the sight and reach of young children.
Student Pharmacists Lead Successful Third Annual DEA Drug Take-Back Day Student Pharmacists Lead Successful Third Annual DEA Drug Take-Back Day
Date Published: May 7, 2013
Students collaborate with University police and the Maryland Poison Center to collect 83 pounds of expired or unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
EMS Providers Receive Lifesaving Training from the Maryland Poison Center EMS Providers Receive Lifesaving Training from the Maryland Poison Center
Date Published: April 15, 2013
Local conference features presentations about pre-hospital and in-hospital treatments for poisoning and overdose cases from MPC experts.
MPC Medical Director Named Co-Chair of Major Medical Toxicology Conference MPC Medical Director Named Co-Chair of Major Medical Toxicology Conference
Date Published: March 29, 2013
Doyon addresses “The Changing Faces of Antidotes” in her role as co-chair and moderator for the American College of Medical Toxicology’s Annual Scientific Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Bruce Anderson, PharmD, DABAT MPC Director Discusses Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana in Local Radio Interview
Date Published: March 26, 2013
Dr. Bruce Anderson speaks with WYPR 88.1 about synthetic marijuana and the threat it poses to public health.
The Internet Can Literally Make You Sick The Internet Can Literally Make You Sick
Date Published: March 21, 2013
In the event of a poison exposure, every second counts. The longer it takes to sift through pages of search results online, the greater the danger of negative health effects.
Maryland Poison Center Launches New Website Maryland Poison Center Launches New Website
Date Published: March 18, 2013
New design and improved functionality enhances visitors’ experience and assists the MPC in its mission to decrease the cost and complexity of poisoning and overdose care.
National Poison Prevention Week Raises Awareness About Poison Safety and Prevention National Poison Prevention Week Raises Awareness About Poison Safety and Prevention
Date Published: March 11, 2013
The Maryland Poison Center offers tips to keep families safe throughout the year.
Bruce Anderson, PharmD, DABAT MPC Directors Meet with Federal Legislators to Highlight Importance of Poison Center Network
Date Published: March 1, 2013
Drs. Anderson and Doyon visit Capitol Hill to advocate against further cuts to federal funding for poison centers.