Poison Control Center Statistics

Synthetic Drugs

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.

Visit the AAPCC Synthetic Fact Sheet or AAPCC Synthetic Marijuana Page for more information.

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.

Visit the AAPCC Bath Salts Fact Sheet or AAPCC Bath Salts Page for more information.

Opioid Poisoning Calls

U.S. poison centers have 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.

Click here for the most recent detailed data.

Click here for AAPCC's tobacco & nicotine prevention resource page.

Click here to read AAPCC's press release on the FDA's extension to regulate e-cigarette and additional nicotine products