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2023 Media Coverage
National Poison Prevention Week PSA, 03/20/23
"National Poison Prevention Week reminder: Poisonings are preventable"
2022 Media Coverage
Pre-teen suicide study press release, 03/15/22
"OHSU researchers find startling increase in suicide attempts by pre-teen children nationwide"
Dr. Hendrickson's interview with KATU regarding fentanyl, counterfeit opioid pills, 03/10/22
"Oregon Poison Center sees increase in fentanyl overdoses"
The Lund Report Story regarding fentanyl, counterfeit opioid pills, 03/10/22
"Poison Center Issues Warning Over Deadly Counterfeit Pills"
Dr. Hendrickson's interview with KGW regarding fentanyl, counterfeit opioid pills, 03/10/22
"Oregon Poison Center issues public warning about fentanyl, counterfeit opioid pills"
Public health warning regarding fentanyl, counterfeit opioid pills, 03/10/22
"Opioids, counterfeit pills may contain deadly fentanyl"
2021 Media Coverage
Dr. Hendrickson discusses the effects of large THC doses in an interview with The Oregonian, 10/08/21
"Portland marijuana production blunder resulted in jumbo THC dose for customers expecting none; 3 went to the ER, 1 hospitalized"
Dr. Temple discusses rattlesnake bites during this year's heatwave in an interview with Backpacker Magazine, 09/24/21
"Thanks, climate change: rattlesnake bites are likely to get more common"
Oregon Poison Center statement about ivermectin misuse, 09/17/21
"Five Oregonians hospitalized due to misuse of ivermectin for COVID-19"
Dr. Hendrickson discusses Ivermectin, COVID-19 remedies and poison control with Jefferson Public Radio, 09/07/21
"Oregon Poison Center Fields More Calls On COVID 'Remedies'"
Oregon Poison Center statement about ivermectin and COVID-19, 08/24/21
"Do not use drug designed to treat parasitic worms for COVID-19"
Dr. Hendrickson's interview with KATU2 regarding the 'Benadryl Challenge,' 05/19/21
"Oregon doctor concerned about new 'Benadryl challenge' on social media"
Dr. Hendrickson's interview with KATU2 regarding carbon monoxide exposure calls during winter storm, 02/16/21
"Oregon Poison Center reports spike in carbon monoxide calls"
Oregon Poison Center statement about carbon monoxide exposure during adverse winter weather, 02/16/21
"Caution advised when using portable generators, alternative heat, cooking sources"
Oregon Poison Center statement about self-treating with psilocybin, 01/22/21
"Oregon Poison Center at OHSU warns against self-treating with psilocybin"
2020 Media Coverage
Dr. Lopez' interview with UNIVISION regarding angel's trumpet, 12/17/20
"Mujer enfermó luego de comprar una planta en un vivero sin saber sobre su veneno"
Dr. Hendrickson's interview with Anchorage Daily News regarding cleaning product exposure calls in Alaska, 09/27/20
"Poison control calls rise as Alaskans rely more on disinfectants and cleaning products during the pandemic"
Dr. Hendrickson's interview with Portland Mercury regarding expired tear gas, 08/04/20
"Protesters and Lawmakers are Concerned About the Effects of Expired Tear Gas"
Jennifer Eskridge's interview with News Channel 21 regarding disinfectant safety and a 'Facebook Q&A,' 04/30/20
"Poison control experts talk disinfectant, cleaners"
Dr. Hendrickson's interview with KOIN 6 regarding poisoning risks associated with cleaning products, 04/24/20
"Poisonings from cleaning supplies up 36% in year"
Dr. Lopez' interview with UNIVISION Portland regarding safe use of cleaning products, 04/23/20
"Aumentan llamadas en Oregon por uso indebido de productos de limpieza caseros"
Dr. Hendrickson's interview with Jefferson Public Radio regarding COVID-19 misinformation, 04/01/20
"Oregon Poison Center Warns About Coronavirus ‘Remedy’ Misinformation"
Dr. Hendrickson's interview with KGW 8 regarding dangerous COVID-19 remedies circulating among social media users--including more information on hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, 03/25/20
"Oregon Poison Center warns against dangerous coronavirus remedies"
Oregon Poison Center statement about dangerous COVID-19 remedies, 03/25/20
"Oregon Poison Center at OHSU warns against dangerous COVID-19 remedies circulating on social media"
Dr. Hendrickson's interview with The Oregonian regarding cautions about homemade hand sanitizer, 03/04/20
"Coronavirus prevention: How to make hand sanitizer at home"
Dr. Hendrickson's interview with KTVA 11 regarding pesticides in marijuana, 01/19/20
"Marijuana products found contaminated with unapproved pesticides"
2019 Media Coverage
Dr. Hendrickson's interview with OHSU News regarding CO poisoning, 12/23/19
"5 ways to keep your family safe this winter"
Dr. Blumenberg’s interview with KATU 2 regarding vaping, 08/23/19
“CDC warns of vaping dangers as 190 are sickened”
Dr. Hendrickson's interview with KGW 8 regarding vaping, 08/22/19
“At least 150 people reported possible vaping-related lung disease”
Dr. Blumenberg's interview with Statesman Journal regarding Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, 08/17/19
“Salem Hospital emergency room sees increase in illness linked to chronic pot use”
Dr. Hendrickson's interview with Think Out Loud on OBP regarding Kratom, 08/07/19
Dr. Blumenberg's interview with The Register-Guard regarding Kratom, 07/29/19
“Popular, legal, accessible: Kratom still a bit mysterious”
Dr. Hughes' interview with KATU 2 regarding fireworks safety, 07/03/19