Study finds high number of ED visits for drug-related poisonings

03/1/2011 | WebMD

U.S. researchers who looked at data from 2007 estimated that drug-related poisonings send around 700,000 people annually -- or 1,900 people every day -- to emergency departments, with children age 5 and younger, accounting for the highest rate compared with all age groups. About 44% of the ED visits were because of antidepressants and pain medications, according to the study in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

View Full Article in:

WebMD

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Catheter Engineer Manager
ASAHI INTECC, Orange County CA R&D Center
Santa Ana, CA
Neurovascular Intervention Product Sales Rep, North East
ASAHI INTECC
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
Senior Manager, Compliance
Stryker
Fremont, CA
Director, Office of Device Evaluation
FDA, Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Silver Spring, MD
Director, Office of Compliance
FDA, Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Silver Spring, MD