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The Education Department is dedicated to providing poison prevention education and resources to all New Jersey communities.

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Healthcare Professionals

We offer valuable resources for healthcare professionals, including:

  • Graduate and Undergraduate rotations (Medical, pharmacy and nursing)
  • A fellowship program in medical toxicology
  • Publications and online content written by our faculty
  • Journal Club and NJ Toxicology Case Conference
  • Clinical tools and references

NJPIES in the News

Check out the latest media activity featuring our Poison Experts!

Welcome to the New Jersey Poison Control Center

The NJ Poison Control Center, also known as the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES), is the state’s primary defense against injury and deaths from poisoning.Our experts are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of poisoning for the general public and healthcare professionals across the state.

Staffed by trained healthcare professionals, we are dedicated to assisting the residents of New Jersey in all concerns related to drugs, chemicals, food, and other poison exposures. We assist callers of all ages, in all languages. All calls are free and confidential.

According to the U.S.Centers for Disease Control, poisoning is now the #1 cause of unintentional death for children and young adults. No question is too small when you are concerned about your health and the health of your loved ones. Many cases can be resolved over the phone, usually avoiding an unnecessary trip to the emergency room. Call us now to get the help you need.


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Since gyms are closed, trying the latest weight loss/gain supplement seems like an option. NOT SO FAST. DYK such products are NOT approved by @FDA for safety/effectiveness before sale. Many contain hidden ingredients that cause serious health risks. Questions?
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Governor Phil Murphy extending public health emergency declared on March 9th by 30 days.

🔹3,361 new cases, 44,416 total

🔹232 new deaths, 1,232 total

🔹7,017 hospitalizations, 1,651 individuals are in critical care & 94% of those individuals are on ventilators

🔹188 long-term care facilities have at least 1 COVID-19 case

🔹4 state psych hospitals: 46 staff members and 34 patients have tested positive for COVID-19

🔹24 positive cases, 1 death among the 1,200 individuals served at developmental centers
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Not everything you read on the internet is true. Internet health remedies can pose serious health risks. Self-treating an illness without first consulting a doctor is dangerous. Questions about something you heard or read?
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“Sometimes we explain how to manage milder symptoms at home; other times, we advise patients who sound too sick to be at home to visit the ED. I think we are keeping a lot of people who don’t need the ER out of the ER. I think it’s one of the things I’m proudest of.”-@DrDianeC

"Staff of overrun N.J. hospital breaks down in tears after EMS comes to its rescue"

"The doctors and nurses who normally work in the emergency room were in tears with how helpful these guys were — in a place where they normally wouldn’t be...”

Keeping medicine up, out of sight and reach of children and pets could save a life. Call/Text/Chat 1-800-222-1222 for home safety tips, or visit us at

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