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The California Poison Control System (CPCS) provides immediate, free and expert treatment advice and referral over the telephone in case of exposure to poisonous or toxic substances.

Pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and poison information providers answer the calls to 1-800-222-1222 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
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FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

Winter 2017 Vol. 15 No. 1
NATURALLY OCCURRING CARDIAC GLYCOSIDE POISONING
Cardioactive steroids or cardiac glycosides are naturally‐occurring compounds identified in various plant and animal species. Self-poisoning with plants is a major problem in certain parts of the world such as rural Asia, killing thousands of people each year. One of the most common poisons used for.....

Fall 2016 Vol. 14 No. 4
Ciguatera
Ciguatera is one of the more common causes of fish-related foodborne illness in the United States. It is caused by toxins that accumulate in the flesh of large predatory fish found in tropical oceans. The name ciguatera is derived from the Spanish name cigua for the sea snail Turbo pica found in the Caribbean Spanish Antilles.....

Summer 2016 Vol. 14 No. 3
Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning
A 39 year-old man was found slumped over at his home computer by his wife, who noted him to be diaphoretic and clammy with a weak pulse. She had last seen him normal 2 hours prior, at which point she had gone to bed........

 

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UCSF The California Poison Control System, managed by the University of California San Francisco, School of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, consists of four answering sites: UC Davis Medical Center (Sacramento Division), San Francisco General Hospital (San Francisco Division), Children's Hospital Central California (Fresno/Madera Division), UC San Diego Medical Center (San Diego Division). The central administrative office is located at UCSF's Laurel Heights campus in San Francisco. CPCS is a certified member of the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

 

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Disclaimer: This web site is designed to be informational and educational. Under no circumstance is this web site meant to replace the expert advice of a qualified poison specialist or physician. In the event of a poison emergency, call the nearest poison center immediately by dialing 1-800-222-1222 or contact 9-1-1 emergency services.