Public Service Announcements: National Poison Prevention Week March 17-23, 2013

March 15, 2013

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Every day, four people die in Ohio due to misuse and abuse of prescription medications. Take a pledge during Poison Prevention Week to keep your family safe! For more information visit the Central Ohio Poison Center’s Facebook Page or call the toll free Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

 

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Every day, four people die in Ohio due to medication misuse and abuse. Take a pledge during Poison Prevention Week to keep your family safe! Lock up your medications and clean out your medicine cabinets to get rid of old and un-used medications. The Central Ohio Poison Center helps educate about the dangers of poisonings because anything can be poisonous if used the wrong way. Visit the Central Ohio Poison Center Facebook page for news and safety tips during Poison Prevention Week. If you think someone is poisoned, or if you have questions regarding poisons, call the toll-free Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

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Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of nearly 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.