Definition of DIC

Drug Information is the provision of unbiased, well-referenced, and critically evaluated information on any aspect of pharmacy practice.

Drug Information Center is to provide a system for the

organization and dissemination of drug information (Francke 1965). Informatics denote the electronic management of information

History

1950s Product to information shift
1962 First pharmacist operated DI Center at University of Kentucky, USA
1964 Conference on Drug Information Services
1967 The Drug Information Specialist
1975 The Millis Commission Report, AACP described the main function of pharmacists as providers of drug information

Functions of DIC

– Answering health care professionals’ questions:
– Pharmacy and Therapeutic committee (P&T)
– Drug Use Review (DUE) / Evaluation
– Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting (ADR Program)
– Investigational Drug Program
– Education and Training
– Publications (Newsletter, Bulletins, Journal, Column)
– Community Services

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