Poison Control Center Statistics
Synthetic Cannabinoids: U.S. poison centers have received reports of 1,896 exposures to synthetic cannabinoids (also known as synthetic marijuana) from January 1 to August 31, 2016.
Synthetic Cathinones: U.S. poison centers have received reports of 266 exposures to synthetic cathinones (also known as bath salts) from January 1 to August 31, 2016.
Opioid Poisoning Calls
Georgia: Deadly Novel Synthetic Opioid Exposure Outbreak – A Case Study in the Crucial Surveillance Role of Regional Poison Control Centers (June 2017)
U.S. poison centers received reports of 40,344 opioid exposures from January 1 to August 31, 2016. *These numbers reflect multiple substance exposures to opioids reported to poison centers
Please refer to AAPCC's Annual Reports of the National Poison Data System for single substance exposures for substances listed in Table 22B. The current opioid subcategory currently includes products from Cough and Cold
Visit AAPCC's Opioid Page for more information.
E-Cigarettes & Liquid Nicotine
U.S. poison centers have received reports of 1,139 exposures to e-cigarette devices and liquid nicotine from January 1 to August 31, 2016 across all age groups.
Visit the AAPCC E-Cigarette Devies and Liquid Nicotine page for more information.