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Gummy candies in different colors

Gummies: Sweet but Potentially Dangerous Highlighted in May/June Issue of MPC's Poison Prevention Press
Date Published: June 28, 2024
Sugary vitamin gummies are a sweet alternative to swallowing a traditional pill form of a medicine. But you can find more than just vitamins in gummy form on the market these days. Read more...

Larry Gonzales at his retirement celebration

Mourning the Passing of Staff Member
Date Published: June 27, 2024
It is with deep sorrow that we share the unexpected passing of Larry Gonzales, general associate- senior IT specialist at the Maryland Poison Center, on June 24, 2024.

Chemical structure of phenibut

Phenibut Spotlighted in June Issue of MPC's ToxTidbits
Date Published: June 12, 2024
Phenibut was developed in Russia for the treatment of anxiety and has been used there since the 1960s. In the US and Europe, where phenibut is not
approved for therapeutic use, the drug can be purchased online. Read more...

4 bottles of Tianeptine

Tianeptine in the United States Spotlighted in May Issue of MPC's ToxTidbits
Date Published: May 2, 2024
Tianeptine is an atypical tricyclic antidepressant with a unique mechanism of action. It is not approved for use in the United States, but it is approved for the treatment of depression in parts of Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Read more...

Depressed people sitting on floor and hugging knees. Mental health concept. Depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive, post traumatic stress disorder. Vector illustration.

Antidepressants Highlighted in March/April Issue of MPC's Poison Prevention Press
Date Published: April 30, 2024
Antidepressants are medicines that are prescribed to treat symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. Sometimes they are prescribed for other conditions such as chronic pain, sleeping disorders, and migraine. Read more...

National Poison Prevention Week March 17-23, 2024. When the unexpected happens we're here for you 24/7

Maryland Poison Center Celebrates National Poison Prevention Week
Date Published: March 1, 2024
Observed March 17-23, National Poison Prevention Week helps raise awareness about the dangers of poisonings and promotes steps that everyone can take to prevent them. Read more..

A caregiver and adult or older adult holding hands together with a heart

Poison Safety for Caregivers of Adults and Older Adults Highlighted in January/February Issue of MPC's Poison Prevention Press
Date Published: February 29, 2024
Did you know that about one in six Americans are caregivers providing care to adults (18 years and older) with a disability or illness? Some are caregivers to family members, while others are hired to be caregivers. Read more...