News and alerts
For news and alerts from the Missouri Poison Center and SSM Cardinal Glennon, check out our Recent News section or stay caught up via our social networks!
In the News
The Missouri Poison Center is often in the news providing the public with up-to-date information about what poisons are out there and what they're capable of.
Molly: The ugly drug with a pretty name on KSDK News Channel 5
Company to redesign Tide detergent packs after children poisoned on KMOV Channel 4 News
Missouri seeing spike in bath salts abuse on KMOV Channel 4 News
In addition to assisting with thousands of calls each year, the Missouri Poison Center also provides educational services to area schools and organizations.
What To Do If Your Child Is Poisoned
Poison Prevention Top 10
Top 10 Categories of Exposure
Take the Poison Look-Alikes Quiz
Download Games and Puzzles!
Spike's Poison Prevention Adventure
This video uses a puppet show to teach young children about poison prevention.
Additional educational materials are also available.
Poison Safe Practices
Download and print any of our "Poison Safe Practices" and share them with your class, your clientele or even use them for self reminders.
Our version of the 12 Days of Christmas - December
Carbon Monoxide safety - November
Pesticides and other garden chemicals - September (crossword puzzle!)
Over-the-counter medicines - June
Why call the poison center? - March
Hand sanitizers - January
Spring cleaning & Snake bite first aid - March
Do you know what to do if you are poisoned? - June
Take aim at poison prevention (deer season is upon us) - September
Deck the halls & Safe storage of Buprenorphine - December
Mushrooms - March
Dietary supplements - June
Safe use of ADHD medications - September
One pill can kill - December
Avoid medication mishaps, Poison Prevention Week - March
Food safety - June
Energy drinks, safe use of ADHD medications - September (2 parts)
Clean out your medicine cabinet - December
Carbon monoxide - March
The drug facts label, Poison Prevention Week - June
Snake bites - September
Reading medication labels - December
For more information regarding poison prevention materials
please call (314) 772-8300 or 1-800-222-1222 (outside St. Louis).
You may also download the Poison Prevention Materials Order Form (PDF).
If you are a designated MUA or FQHC, please use this order form(PDF).