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Open Access Editorial

A survey of poison control centers worldwide

Ali Pourmand*, Justin Wang and Maryann Mazer

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Department of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University, Medical Center, Washington, DC, 20037, USA

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DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2012, 20:13  doi:10.1186/2008-2231-20-13

Published: 28 August 2012

Abstract

To stem the rising incidence of toxic exposure as well as the associated morbidity and mortality, the past century has seen the establishment and evolution of poison control centers (PCCs) worldwide. Depending on the location, PCCs vary in terms of staffing model, services offered, and funding sources. In this article, we discuss a survey of poison control centers worldwide.