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2021 Interviews

Dr. Hendrickson's interview with Health Day regarding Ivermectin for COVID-19, 10/21/21

"Confusion, Seizures: People Hospitalized After Taking Veterinary Drug for COVID"

Dr. Hendrickson's interview with MedPage Today regarding Ivermectin for COVID-19, 10/20/21

"Ivermectin for COVID-19 Linked to Severe Toxicity in Small Study"

Dr. Hendrickson discusses the increase in calls to the poison center about ivermectin for COVID-19 in an interview with Forbes, 10/20/21

"Calls about Ivermectin -- An Unproven Covid 'Cure' -- Spiked To This State's Poison Control Center"

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 Interviews

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 Interviews

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

“Kratom 101”

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

“Doctors warn parents that fireworks are not food”