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Toxicology, Poisoning, and Teratogenicity


The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) is a non-profit, national organization founded in 1958 to represents the poison control centers of the United States and the interests of poison prevention and treatment of poisoning.

MedWatch, a component of the United States Food and Drug Administration, is the program for reporting serious reactions and problems with medical products such as drugs and medical devices.

Society of Toxicology is a non-profit, professional organization of scientists from academic institutions, government, and industry representing the great variety of scientists who practice toxicology in the United States and abroad.


DailyMed® sponsored jointly by NLM and FDA contains FDA package inserts or drug labels for human and animal drugs and other products. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; 2005- . See available drug record tabs for Warnings, Precautions, Adverse Reactions, and Overdosage.

The Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology/Environmental Teratology Information Center Database (DART/ETIC) is a bibliographic database on the Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET), of the National Library of Medicine's Specialized Information Services, National Institutes of Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services. DART/ETIC covers teratology and other aspects of developmental and reproductive toxicology.

Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) is a peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine; 2006- .

Household Products Database, from the National Library of Medicine, includes an alphabetical list of manufacturers whose products appear in the database. Provides Material Safety Data Sheets for all products added to the Web site since 2007.

LiverTox is clinical and research information on drug-induced liver injury from the National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

The Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET), part of the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Specialized Information Services, is a cluster of databases covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and related areas. TOXNET provides free access to, and easy searching of several databases, including: Hazardous Substances Data Bank; Integrated Risk Information System; Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System; Genetic Toxicology; and TOXMAP.

Other Resources

Bingham E. Patty's Toxicology. 6th ed. New York: Wiley-Blackwell; 2012. Also available through subscription online.

Hoffman RS, et. al., editors. Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies. 10th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2015.

Hood RD, editor. Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology: a practical approach. 3rd ed. London: Informa Healthcare; 2012.

Klaassen CD, editor. Casarett and Doull's Toxicology: the basic science of poisons. 8th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education; 2013.

Moffat AC, Osselton DM, Widdop B, editors. Clarke's Analysis of Drugs and Poisons: in pharmaceuticals, body fluids, and postmortem material. 4th ed. London: Pharmaceutical Press; 2011.

Olson KR, et al., editors. Poisoning and Drug Overdose. 6th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill/Lange; 2012.

Peterson ME, Talcott PA, editors. Small Animal Toxicology. 3rd ed. St. Louis: Elsevier/Saunders; 2013.

San Francisco Bay Area Regional Poison Control Center. Poisoning & Drug Overdose. 6 ed. Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange; 2012.

Shepard TH. Catalog of Teratogenic Agents. 13th ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2010.

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