AAPCC

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AAPCCAmerican Association of Poison Control Centers
AAPCCAdjusted Average per Capita Cost
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2004 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers Toxic Exposure Surveillance System.
(3.) American Association of Poison Control Centers. Poison Help: bath salts data, updated July 6, 2012.
However, the National Poison Data System (NPDS), run by the American Association of Poison Control Centers, relies largely on voluntary information, and reported poisonings are not verified.
The drugs are both powerful and dangerous, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. In 2010, poison control centers around the country began getting calls about reactions--some extreme--to unknown substances.
Source: Toxic Exposure Surveillance System (TESS) 2004 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers.
People are desperate for help," said Deborah Anne Carr, executive director of the American Association of Poison Control Centers.
Last year, there were 6,959 calls related to synthetic marijuana and 6,138 calls about bath salts, compared with 2,906 and 304 calls, respectively in 2010, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.
The American Association of Poison Control Centers reported 4,600 caffeine-related calls in 2005; one-half of involved patients age <19.
"Even with improvements to packaging, no medication package can be 100 percent childproof," warns Richard Dart, MD, president of the American Association of Poison Control Centers. "Poison centers receive calls every day about young children getting into medicines without adult supervision; that's why we encourage all parents and caregivers to follow these simple steps to ensure their child's safety."
Synthetic cannabinoids have been linked to more than 1,600 calls to poison control centers in the first four months of this year, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.
The 132-page annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers published in the journal Clinical Toxicology shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins; zero deaths from any of the B vitamins; zero deaths from vitamins A, C, D, or E; and zero deaths from any other vitamin.*
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