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The Healthy Dose

Expert insights from UArizona Health Sciences

The Health Dose: Poison and Drug Safety

A specially trained pharmacist answers a phone call at the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center
Tags: poison, drug safety, scorpions, allergic reaction

From accidental medicine overdoses to scorpion stings, see how a poison center answers the call (literally) to provide immediate life-saving information and medical expertise. The phone never truly stops ringing at the... read more

Cannabis sativa plant in a prescription medicine container.
Tags: pain, hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD), THC, CBD products, FDA, drug safety

Experts weigh in on THC vs. CBD Following the legalization of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) at the federal level in 2018, CBD has been riding a tidal wave of popularity and awareness over the last few years to the point... read more

Snakebite season is from April to October and rattlesnakes can bite with or without warning.
Tags: snakebits, rattlesnakes, poison, scorpions, drugs, medication

With the advent of warm weather the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, part of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, is reminding people of the dangers of rattlesnakes. Reptiles in Arizona are most active... read more