Poisoning & Drug Dependence Resource Center

Click on the subcategory below to find drug monographs for that particular area.

10% of Deaths Due to Drinking

Nearly one in 10 deaths among working-age adults in the U.S. are attributable to excessive drinking.

Lead Levels and Behavioral Problems

Even at lower levels, blood lead concentrations have been linked to an increased risk of behavioral problems in preschool children.

Quitting Chewing Tobacco After MI

Discontinuation of use of a moist smokeless tobacco product after MI is associated with a reduced risk of mortality.

Meth-Linked ER Visits Rising

The number of methamphetamine-related visits to U.S. ER departments jumped from about 68,000 in 2007 to almost 103,000 in 2011.

Pregnancy Tests in Bars?

Alaska will soon be adding free pregnancy tests to the bathrooms of many bars and restaurants to prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

AMA: Tougher Rules on E-Cigarettes

The American Medical Association (AMA) has called for for tighter restrictions on the sale and marketing of electronic cigarettes.

New Drug Product: Zubsolv

Maintenance treatment of opioid dependence, as part of a complete treatment plan to include counseling and psychosocial support.

Chart: Mixing Alcohol with Medications

Learn more about the pharmacological effects of mixing alcohol and medications.


Text Message + Feedback Alcohol Intervention Beneficial

For patients discharged from the emergency department with a history of hazardous alcohol use, a short message service (SMS) assessment and feedback intervention is beneficial.

The Busier the Better for ERs, Study Suggests

Surviving a life-threatening illness or injury may be more likely when treated at a busy emergency department instead of one that handles fewer patients.

Alcohol Tied to Higher A-Fib Risk

Alcohol consumption is a risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF), even at moderate intakes.

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