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June 13, 2016

(Daily Gate City/Des Moines) DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health, Department of Public Safety, Poison Control Center and Office of Drug Control are warning Iowans of an emerging new synthetic drug threat believed to have contributed to recent accidental drug overdoses in states such as Kansas, as...
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June 12, 2016

(The Daily Nonpareil/ Jon Leu) U-4770 chemical diagram The Iowa Department of Public Health, Department of Public Safety, Poison Control Center and Office of Drug Control policy are warning Iowans of an emerging new synthetic drug threat believed to have contributed to recent accidental drug overdose deaths in other states...
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June 10, 2016

(The Gazette/ Chelsea Keenan) U-47700 nearly eight times more powerful than morphine Video Photo A new synthetic opioid nearly eight times more potent than morphine has made its way to Eastern Iowa, with one individual overdosing on the drug, according to state public health and law enforcement officials. The person...
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May 24, 2016

(Sioux City Journal / Dolly Butz) Going into the woods and foraging for wild mushrooms has grown in popularity in the United States in recent years, but selecting the wrong mushroom could put your health in jeopardy, so be picky. Tammy Noble, a registered nurse and education coordinator for the...
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May 18, 2016

(KCAU-TV Sioux City / Bria Bell) Synthetic drugs are still an issue for Sioux City A popular drug among teens has Sioux City law officials working to get a handle on K2. It's not an easy task as the ingredients for the illegal synthetic drug are constantly changing, making it...
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May 16, 2016

(KCCI-TV Des Moines / Cynthia Fodor) An over-the-counter drug you might have in your medicine cabinet right now is causing concern for drug abuse prevention experts. The anti-diarrhea drug Imodium or loperamide is being linked to drug abuse. As KCCI told you last week, abuse of opioid painkillers or heroin...
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May 6, 2016

(KMEG TV Sioux City / Jaclyn Driscoll) A so-called safer alternative to smoking is raising new concerns as calls to the Iowa Poison Control Center have nearly doubled in the past two years. "One milliliter of this, which is basically just a sip for a child, they should go to...
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May 3, 2016

(KCCI-TV Des Moines/ Kim St. Onge) The number of electronic cigarette-related calls to the Iowa Poison Control Center has nearly doubled in the last two years. More than half of those calls are cases involving children under the age of 5. What do experts believe is the cause of the...
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July 29, 2015

(KCAU-TV Sioux City / Rachael Krause) Do you use laundry packets? They're small, brightly colored and look a little like candy. It may be why little kids frequently take a bite out of those packets. A new study from two Siouxland specialists looks at why some laundry packets or pods...
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July 10, 2015

Single use laundry packs are known for their convenience, but are also becoming a serious problem throughout the nation.

Why these soaps seem to cause more harm than regular detergents is still a mystery. But one that a local Iowa poison control center is taking active measures to solve.

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