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Forging a Poison Prevention and Control System: Report of an Institute of Medicine Committee

  • Bernard Guyer
    Correspondence
    Address correspondence to Bernard Guyer, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene, Department of Maternal and Child Health, 624 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205
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  • Anne Mavor
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    From Department of Population and Family Health Sciences (Dr Guyer), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Study Director (Ms Mavor), Committee on Poison Prevention and Control, Institute of Medicine, Washington DC
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  • The Institute of Medicine Committee on Poison Prevention and Control
    Author Footnotes
    * Bernard Guyer (chair), Jeffrey Alexander, Paul Blanc, Dennis Emerson, Jerris Hedges, Mark Scott Kamlet, Angela Mickalide, Paul Pentel, Barry Rumack, David Schor, Daniel Spyker, Andy Stragachis, David Tollerud, and Deborah Klein Walker.
  • Author Footnotes
    * Bernard Guyer (chair), Jeffrey Alexander, Paul Blanc, Dennis Emerson, Jerris Hedges, Mark Scott Kamlet, Angela Mickalide, Paul Pentel, Barry Rumack, David Schor, Daniel Spyker, Andy Stragachis, David Tollerud, and Deborah Klein Walker.
      Poisoning is a much larger public health problem than has generally been recognized, and no comprehensive system is in place for its prevention and control. Therefore, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) asked the Institute of Medicine to assist it in developing a more systematic approach to understanding, stabilizing, and providing long-term support for poison prevention and control services.
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