February 15, 2002


 One-stop shopping for information on drug interactions in humans and animals

Posted Jan. 15, 2002

A new partnership will allow one-stop shopping for individuals seeking information on drug interactions or poison treatments in animals as well as humans. The new partnership, between The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, Urbana, Ill., and the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, Denver, was announced in November, 2001.

"Through this unique partnership," said Dr. Steven Hansen, senior vice president of The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. "Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center can focus on its expertise—human exposures and The ASPCA can focus on its expertise—animal exposures, while providing the client with seamless customer service support."

A company that contracts with either entity will now receive reports that cover all adverse reactions, human and animal, that stem from any Environmental Protection Agency-registered pesticide or Food and Drug Administration-approved product. Individuals who need help with section 6(a)(2) of the EPA's Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act and FDA requirements can also turn to the new partnership.