College of Pharmacy
Arkansas Poison and Drug Information Center (APDIC)
Thank you for visiting the Arkansas Poison and Drug Information Center (APDIC) webpage! Fall is here and the Specialists in Poison Information at the Poison Center want you to stay safe! The Holidays will soon be here and poisonings are very common as we have family visiting our home that we may not regularly see. Often these family members bring purses and diaper bags with several medications, cosmetics and other items that are irresistible to a toddler. Please program 1-800-222-1222 into your cell phone speed dial in case you need to speak with a Poison Specialist ASAP. This Fall if you are camping, at the lake or park and need to call the Poison Center because someone has been bitten or stung by a snake, spider or other creature please call the Poison Center. Most poison exposures happen in the home and involve a little kid swallowing a medication, cleaning substance or cosmetic. The Specialists who answer the phone is either a medical doctor, pharmacist or a registered nurse. The APDIC has an active public education outreach program. Click on the Contact For Free Materials hot tab to order free poison prevention materials online. You may also email Charlie Stutts at CHStutts@uams.edu anytime day or night or call the administrative line during business hours at 501-686-6161 for any administrative question or need you may have.
The APDIC needs people to call the poison hotline for the latest up to date clinical information regarding any poison exposure or drug interaction question rather than going online and getting information that may or may not be relevant or in some cases actually may be harmful to you or a loved one. Thank you for visiting our webpage and please share it with family, friends and co-workers !
If you need to mail correspondence or a request to the APDIC our mailing address is: