Poisoning

800-662-HELP Underappreciated in Media, General Population

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration national helpline (800-662-HELP) seems to be underappreciated in the media and by the general population, according to a research letter published online January 14 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Nine Cases of Wound Botulism ID’d in Injection Drug Users

Among persons who inject drugs, 9 cases of wound botulism were identified in Southern California from September 2017 to April 2018, according to research published in the January 4 issue of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.