Phoenix, Arizona The rise of COVID-19 in Southwestern States are leading to other deadly consequences from methanol laced hand sanitizers. The medical toxicologist for Banner Health, Dr. Frank Lovecchio recently told Max Gorden a reporter for 3TV/CBS 5 located in Phoenix that they have seen 14 known cases of hospitalizations from methanol poisoning.  Dr. Lovecchio…

March 28, 2020 – Tehran, Iran Medical Professionals around the world have their hands full with the battle against coronavirus. In Iran, the Ministry of Health has issued a dire warning in response to a surge of patients caused by an age-old problem, methanol poisoning. Wary of State Media that at first hid the coronavirus…

Perth, Australia In a story first reported by Kelsey Wilkie for the Daily Mail Australia, Danielle Chalmers shared the horrifying experience of her son Bailey’s encounter with fake alcohol in Bali. Bailey Chalmers, a 19-year-old, was on a celebratory trip with teammates from an Aussie Rules Football teams he plays for after they had won…

San Jose, Costa Rica On August 5, 2019 The Ministry of Health posted an update to the ongoing tragedy of deaths from methanol poisoning. In late June and early July, the Ministry began receiving reports of methanol poisonings from numerous locations throughout the country. The Ministry immediately acted and launched investigations into the reported deaths.…

Adana, Turkey Over the weekend of July 19-21, the 12th death this month in Adana from methanol poisoning was reported by news outlets. Over the past 30 days there have been 23 deaths throughout the nation related to methanol consumption. Under the administration of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, a pious Muslim, alcohol taxes have risen…

Manila, Philippines As part of a series of lectures entitled, “Tox-Talks”, Dr. Chenery Ann E. Lim presented a lecture about methanol poisoning at Philippine General Hospital on July 4,2019. Dr. Lim is a program coordinator presently working with Oslo University Hospital and she has for a number of years worked for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors…