NNEPC on ScienceBlogs

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NNEPC Director Dr. Karen Simone was interviewed by Kim Krisberg of The Pump Handle on ScienceBlogs. Dr. Simone spoke about the importance of poison centers and the state of poison center funding.

“People seem to make the assumption that the poison center will always be there,” said Simone, a clinical toxicologist and director of the Northern New England Poison Center, which serves Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. “They seem to think that any doctor or emergency room can handle this and it’s a shock when I say your average ER doctor doesn’t know how to (handle these cases).”

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