New Toll-Free Poison Centre Number

OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead wishes to advise that Health Canada has launched a new toll-free number, 1-844 POISON-X, (1-844-764-7669), in collaboration with four Canadian poison centres, to make it easier for people in Canada to access critical medical advice for poisonings.
Each year in Canada, over 1,500 people lose their lives and 8,000 are hospitalized due to unintentional poisoning from medications, cleaners, cannabis products, and many other household items. For this reason, save this toll-free poison centre number in case of accidental poisoning.