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Our mission is 59 years strong.

In 1956, the Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center (RMPDC) was established to stand as one of the first responders to poison-related emergencies. We are one of the largest regional poison centers in the United States as well as the second oldest. As one of 57 nationally certified poison centers, we serve five states with nationally-recognized toxicology and exposure management expertise.

In fact, our expertise is so well-known that several state Departments of Health have contracted with us to manage public information hot lines during public health emergency events such as West Nile Virus and H1N1.  Over time, this success and stability has afforded us the opportunity to expand our business into other toxicology and pharmaceutical related services.

  • In 1976, the Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center became home to an accredited fellowship training program in medical toxicology. Today, this fellowship is world-renowned and highly competitive.
  • In 1977, what was known as Rocky Mountain Poison Center added a drug center to support pharmaceutical manufacturers with drug information, product complaints and adverse event reporting.  The name changed to Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center. 
  • In 1995, the Research and Consulting Division was developed to conduct state-of-the-art research and consultation in the treatment of poisonings and toxicology.  This division manages more than 60 research projects annually, including several multi-center clinical trials. 
  • In the 1997, a nurse triage line and internal Spanish interpretation line was added.  These 24-hour call centers manage over 500,000 cases annually.

Today, RMPDC is a leader in the field of toxicology, poison, adverse event reporting, compliance, medical information and pharmacovigilance. Our clients range from major drug companies to consumer product companies to orphan drug companies. All of them look to us for guidance in keeping both their products safe, the public safe and their businesses safe.

Contact Us

For any business inquiries for the Drug Center or the Poison Center, please email us at info@rmpdc.org or call  (866) 871-4980.

In case of poisoning or chemical exposure, dial (800) 222-1222 and speak directly to a poison control specialist. If you are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911.

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