Poison Information Services

The Poison Information center established in 2001 under the Department of Pharmacy Practice which assist the physicians in providing the information for management of acute poisoning and adverse drug events. Poison Information Center is equipped with computer, internet software such as Micromedex, Poisindex and access to authenticated data bases which help in providing the information to clinicians. Poison Information Center has assisted in providing more than 200 poison and adverse event related information for physicians each year. It is also actively involved in educating the community regarding pesticide poisoning and first aid management. The department also initiated community training programmes for farmers on safe handling of pesticides. Poison information center is one of the integral part of toxicovigilance and drug safety center which is actively involved in many research projects in the area of clinical toxicology. 

 

Moreover two doctoral research programmes and 8 postgraduate projects  have been completed in this area. We have also published several research papers related to poisoning management and new interventions, which have been recorded as part of the information management system.