Arkansas Poison Control Center

April 29, 2013

Howell Foster Discusses the Top Reasons for Calls to the Poison Center on KATV

April 4, 2013

Howell Foster Educates the Public about Dangers of Doubling Up on Cold, Allergy Meds on KARK

LITTLE ROCK, AR — It’s a time of the year many doctors admit can be tricky for patients, when the cold season isn’t quite over, yet the allergy season is already underway. There are a few ways to treat both, but many aren’t aware of the dangers of treating them with over the counter medications….

March 22, 2013

Arkansas Poison Center Celebrates National Poison Prevention Week

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Poison Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy joins poison centers around the country in celebrating National Poison Prevention Week March 17-23. Since 1962, the President of the United States has proclaimed the third week of March as National Poison Prevention Week to raise…

January 14, 2013

Pam Rossi Educated the Public about the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide on Today’s THV

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UAMS) — Carbon monoxide claims the lives of dozens of Arkansans each year. Carbon monoxide is a colorless odorless gas that is made when fuels burn improperly. Many fuels can produce carbon monoxide such as: wood, oil, natural gas, gasoline, kerosene, propane and coal. Dr. Pamala Rossi with UAMS shares safety tips…

January 6, 2013

Howell Foster Discusses Carbon Monoxide Poisoning on KATV

Dr. Howell Fosters from the Arkansas Poison Control Center at UAMS appeared on KATV to discuss ways to avoid the dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

September 5, 2012

UAMS College of Pharmacy Dr. Keith McCain on Channel 7: The Risks of Drugs such as K-2 & Bath Salts

When you talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol, you need to make sure you include a new kind of drug in that conversation.  Synthetic marijuana, also known as K2, hit Arkansas two years ago. Then came bath salts.  As legislators work to restrict the availability of those drugs, manufacturers work to create new…

August 29, 2012

Arkansas Poison Control Center Receives Support from the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services approved a request (through DHS) for support of the Arkansas Poison Control Center that will provide approximately $690,000 retroactively for the past fiscal year, and a similar amount going forward. Thanks to Howell Foster for his leadership in the Center and his work in pursuing this funding!