Pharmacology and Toxicology Clinical Services
Pharmacology and Toxicology Clinical Services

Services Offered: Clinical Pharmacology


Inpatient Consult Service

The Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutic Innovation Consult Team provides consultative services for issues concerning therapeutic drug use and the evaluation and treatment of medications in infants, children and adolescents. Experts in clinical pharmacology are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

  • Evaluation and management of drug-induced diseases
  • Adverse drug reactions
  • Drug-drug reactions
  • Unanticipated responses to therapy and other complex therapeutic issues
  • Individualization of drug therapy through application of clinical pharmacokinetics
  • Drug therapy selection
Clinical Research
  • Pediatric Research Unit
    The Pediatric Research Unit has a long history of clinical trials on medications vital to the treatment of children. The unit is staffed to provide state-of-the-art investigation in the areas of drug safety, biotransformation, pharmacogenetics and pharmacokinetics.
  • Phase I/II Experimental Therapeutics Program
    A collaborative initiative supported by the divisions of Clinical Pharmacology and Hematology/Oncology, this program specializes in the care of patients with recurrent/refractory pediatric cancers who receive experimental therapy.

Services Offered: Medical Toxicology


Inpatient Consult Service

The Medical Toxicology Consult Team provides consultative services for a variety of environmental, exposure, overdose and poison issues. A Children's Mercy Medical Toxicologist is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our toxicologists also provide medical direction for the Kansas Poison Control Center:

  • Potential poison exposures, including overdoses (intentional and unintentional)
  • Environmental exposure and envenomations, such as snake and spider bites
Mid-America Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit

The MAPEHSU provides education and clinical consultation to patients, their families, and health care professionals regarding children who have an environmental exposure, such as lead and other heavy metals, pesticides, and chemical exposures. The MAPEHSU serves Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska) in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
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