Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Poison Control

Flashback Friday- Poison Prevention

To cap off National Poison Prevention Week, today's flashback Friday centers around posts highlighting poison prevention and control.

Prevent Intentional Abuse of Loperamide

Abuse of loperamide, an anti-diarrhea medication available over-the-counter under the brand name Imodium®, is becoming a growing problem. Since there are currently no treatment protocols for loperamide abuse or toxicity, prevention is key. This includes early detection and connection to treatment and resources for those suffering with opioid substance use disorder.

Taking Action to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is preventable, and outreach and education must be stepped up to prevent CO poisoning from occurring.

Flashback Friday: Toy Safety

Inspired by a recent annual survey on toy safety, and with many of us entering our peak holiday toy shopping, today's Flashback Friday post highlights our previous toy safety blog posts.

Dangerous Trend: Liquid Nitrogen and Food

Learn about a new food trend at malls, kiosks, and fairs across the country that carries health risks.

Tide Pod Challenge: The Latest Dangerous Fad

The Tide Pod challenge, where teenagers put laundry packets into their mouths, is the latest dangerous fad. Here's what we know about laundry packets and their dangers.

Opioid Exposure and Young Children

The rate of opioid related deaths has doubled since 2000. Between 2000-2009, there was a 90 percent increase in fatal poisoning among teenagers. But how is this epidemic impacting younger children? A recent study in Pediatrics describes the epidemiology of opioid exposure among US children. Read to learn more.