PSG College of Pharmacy  

Approved by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi
Approved by Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi
Affiliated to The Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai
ISO 9001 : 2000 Certified Institution.

 
 

Drug Information Centre

What is Drug information?
Drug information refers to the provision of unbiased well-referenced and critically evaluated up-to-date information on any aspect of drug use.

What is the need for Drug Information?
Drug Literature is vast and complex and it is growing rapidly in size. It is also increasingly complex i.e. inter disciplinary and interprofessional in nature. The rate of new drug approval is also very high in the present world dominated by information technology. In a highly populated country like ours patient load for practicing physicians and other health care providers is very high. The time available for going through the vast array of complex literature to keep abreast of newer developments is minimal. A drug information centre dedicated for the task of providing unbiased, critically reviewed information is a logical solution for this problem

What is the focus area of drug information?

  • Drug information specific to an individual patient or relative to a group of patients in the contexts of Prevention and Management of disease.
  • Drug information needed for academic or research purposes.

Who can use the services of Drug Information Centre?

  • Physicians and other specialty health care providers.
  • Medical students
  • Pharmacists.
  • Nurses.
  • Other health care professionals and students.
  • Patients

What are the resources available?

  • Primary resources: Access to more than 220 Bio Medical Journals.
  • Secondary resource: DRUGDEX, Drug Information Database and abstracting services such as Cumulative index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature(CINAHL) and MEDLINE
  • Tertiary resources: Necessary texts and books on various aspects of drug use

Who runs the Drug Information Centre?
Drug Information services is initiated by PSG College of pharmacy. A well qualified Drug information pharmacist who is also a faculty in the college of pharmacy manages Drug information centre.

Where it is located?
It is located in the basement floor of the new block of PSG hospital complex.

Whom to contact?
For Drug information queries contact
Drug information pharmacist,
PSG Drug Information centre

ms_clpharma@psgpharma.ac.in

 

 


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