Yearly Archives: 2012

Medication take-back event Saturday, September 29

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is partnering with local law enforcement and municipalities throughout the country to hold a prescription drug take-back day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this … Continue reading

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Arsenic in Rice

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Many news outlets are talking about arsenic levels found in rice and rice products because of an article in the latest issue of Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports is recommending that … Continue reading

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More Vermont mosquito spraying tonight

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The Vermont Department of Health will complete its aerial pesticide spraying in Brandon and Whiting tonight, Friday, Sept. 7, between 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Please see our blog entry … Continue reading

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My dog ate rat poison—now what?

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Boston CBS affiliate WBZ-TV recently reported on two dogs getting into rat poison in a park in Boston’s North End. At the NNEPC, we get many calls about dogs eating … Continue reading

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Aerial mosquito spraying in Vermont

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 The Vermont Department of Health will do an aerial pesticide spraying around Brandon and Whiting between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. tonight to reduce the risk of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) … Continue reading

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New Maine bath salts law takes effect today

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Maine has banned additional synthetic drugs related to bath salts with a new law that takes effect today. NNEPC Director Dr. Karen Simone spoke with Portland’s WCSH 6 for a … Continue reading

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Poison centers and pharmacies: A natural partnership

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How can pharmacists and pharmacies benefit from the poison center? How can pharmacies play a role in promoting the poison center? As a pharmacy student intern, I conducted an awareness … Continue reading

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Poison center webinar for pharmacists, nurses and doctors

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We are excited to announce that the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration Pharmacy Services Support Center is offering a new eLearning program called “Poison Centers 101: Operations, Staffing, Statistics … Continue reading

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Uranium Marbles and Glassware: A Radiation Risk?

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Recently, the NNEPC got a call from a middle school where a student had brought in some uranium marbles. Also known as vaseline glass or canary glass, these marbles and … Continue reading

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Kitty vs. Daylily; Or, the time I accidently almost killed my boss’ cat

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My yard is filled with blooming daylilies right now, one of my favorite garden plants. Easy to care for, they spread quickly and are always bright and cheery. But this … Continue reading

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