Slide 1: DRUG INFORMATION CENTRE
AND SERVICES SIDDARDHA S.A
M.Pharm (Pharm. Analysis & QA)
Reg no: 1161655003 Slide 2: Objective:: History
What is DIC ?
Role of Pharmacist
Answering of queries
Drug Information Bulletin Slide 4: What is Drug Information Centre?? “The Drug Information Centre (DIC) is a service offered through
Pharmacy department which provides advice and act as a referral
service by directing the best available resource to respond to query
or concern.” * The DIC caters the need of Doctors, Pharmacists, Nurses, Patients and
Other Health care professionals. Slide 5: HISTORY: First DIC was developed in University of Kentucky in 1960.
In United states 80% of the Hospitals having DIC.
India, in infancy stage with 15 centers.
In India first DIC is developed by Kasturba medical college in
association with Karnataka State Pharmacy council. Slide 6: Who provides information? Drug Expert – Pharmacist
Further trained in Information Science
Post Graduation in Pharmacology. Slide 7: Available Information in DIC:: General
Adverse effects Slide 8: Sources of Information:: ‘The information should be properly updated and maintained.’ Three types::
Tertiary source Slide 9: 1. PRIMARY SOURCE: Original information
Proceedings of conferences Slide 10: 2. SECONDARY SOURCE: Modified and rearranged form.
Text Books. Slide 11: 3.TERTIARY SOURCE: Representative form
Pharmacopeias - IP, BP, USP, BNF etc.,
Guides Slide 12: Other Sources:: The DIC also receives information from the public and hospitals
about the Adverse effects of any drug.
Local drug lists
Phone calls to Manufacturers, Government and Non-government
organizations and also to other DIC’s. Slide 13: Services Offered: Information about drugs.
Poison management information.
Patient education service.
Assistance on drug usage to patients.
Professional assistance for investigations in drug usage.
Drug related information to hospital staff.
Reporting and investigating ADR.
Publications. Slide 15: Role of Pharmacist: Must be a part of DIC.
‘The Drug-Information Pharmacist’ is at
interface of vast amount knowledge on onside
and the persons needing the knowledge on other. PHARMACIST Information
Of Literature Patients & Health care team Slide 16: Steps in Answering:: Slide 17: Reference: Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice ; Volume 4; Issue 2; Pg.53. Slide 18: Reference: Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice ; Volume 4; Issue 2; Pg.53. Slide 19: Reference: Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice ; Volume 4; Issue 2; Pg.53. Slide 20: Reference: International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine 19 ( 2007) 127-133 Slide 21: DRUG INFORMATION BULLETIN:: The centre publishes a Drug information Bulletin for transmission
of information to the members of health care team.
Regular publication is needed on the latest developments. Slide 22: CONCLUSION:: Pharmacist role in expanding.
Clinical training have developed role.
New technologies and resources.
Increasing ease of access of Information.
Leading role in Pharmaceutical care.