Employee Spotlight- Laura Bunn, MSN,RN

 1.How long have you worked for SafetyCall International?

About a year and a half.

2.What does your job entail (brief overview of your job) ?

I am part of the pharmacovigilance team here at SafetyCall; I assess and report adverse event cases to various regulatory agencies to ensure our clients are compliant with regulations. I also work with our PV …

Employee Spotlight- Kerra Gray, LVT

1. How long have you worked for SafetyCall International?

Since January 2, 2022.

2.What does your job entail (brief overview of your job) ?

I answer Pet Poison Helpline and Animal Nurseline calls. These calls come from pet owners concerned either about a potential toxin exposure or a health concern for their pet(s).

3.What is your favorite aspect of your

Dr. Rick Kingston is Presenting at CHPA’s Regulatory, Scientific & Quality Conference and HCPA’s Consumer Products Safety Commission Workshop

Dr. Rick Kingston will be speaking at two events this week in Washington DC. The Consumer Health and Products association’s (CHPA) Regulatory, Scientific & Quality Conference. This event brings together industry leaders, regulatory personnel, and academia to discuss the consumer healthcare landscape. The event agenda offers key topics related to legal, regulatory and scientific, and product quality. Dr. Kingston will …

Congratulations to Our Newest ABVT Diplomates

SafetyCall International is thrilled to announce that Drs. Dominic Tauer and Holly Hommerding are SafetyCall’s newest American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT) Diplomates! We are honored to be staffed with industry leading experts in veterinary toxicology.

ABVT is an internationally recognized certifying body for veterinarians demonstrating knowledge and expertise in many aspects of toxicology. Established in 1967, the ABVT is …

Dr. Rick Kingston Receives the NutraChampion Award

Congratulations to Dr. Rick Kingston on his recent win at the NutraIngredients-USA Awards. Dr. Kingston was selected as the winner for the category NutraChampion! This specialty award is dedicated to the celebration of the industry’s biggest champions and heroes and was judged by a panel of independent experts to determine the winner. The NutraChampion award celebrates those who leave …

Patriot PAWS

Patriot PAWS Service Dogs is dedicated to providing highly trained service dogs to disabled American Veterans.  Each dog trained at Patriot PAWS is customized to the individual needs of the Veteran with the goal of increased independence.  Patriot Paws dogs’ are trained to assist Veterans with both visible and invisible disabilities, and can help with the many tasks that …

SafetyCall is Named a Top Workplace for the 12th Year

We are honored to announce that SafetyCall International/Pet Poison Helpline has been recognized as a Top Minnesota Workplace for the 12th year! We experienced a year full of growth and change, while remaining focused on our mission and values of respect, integrity, honesty, trust, compassion, accountability, teamwork, professionalism, and loyalty. The Top Workplace award represents the hard work and …

Summary of adverse drug events for hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, and chloroquine during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dauner DG, Dauner KN. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2021 May-Jun;61(3):293-298.

The United States declared a national emergency concerning the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak on March 13, 2020, and on March 28, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the use of oral formulations of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and chloroquine (CQ) in …

FDA Issues “Policy Regarding N-acetyl-L-cysteine: Guidance for Industry”

Those that have been following FDA’s activity regarding dietary supplements containing N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) are likely happy to see some movement in the right direction.  FDA just issued its draft guidance regarding their intent to exercise regulatory discretion allowing products to remain in commerce pending their final decision on the status of NAC as a recognized dietary supplement ingredient.

With FDA’s …

Team Member Spotlight- Katelyn Schmidt, SHRM-CP

1. How long have you worked for SafetyCall International?

Just over 6 years-time has flown by!

2.What does your job entail (brief overview of your job) ?

I’m the HR Manager and am involved in recruiting, onboarding, performance management, employee relations, company culture activities, payroll/benefits, strategic planning and whatever else comes up that I need to help with.

3.What is