Drug Information Center, School of Pharmacy, South University

The South University Drug Information Center is a free drug information service provided by the School of Pharmacy to University faculty, consumers, and health care professionals in the surrounding Savannah and Southeastern Georgia area. The goal of the service is to promote patient care and education by assisting with medication-related inquires.
The Drug Information Center is equipped with state of the art medical and pharmacy resources. The service also works closely with the South University Library to obtain additional references, when necessary.
The primary focus of the service is drug-related questions, which can be classified within the following categories:
  1. Drug availability
  2. Therapeutics
  3. Side effects
  4. Adverse drug reactions
  5. Drug interactions
  6. Medication dosing & administration
  7. Medication use in pregnancy and during breastfeeding
  8. Drug compatibility & stability
  9. Herbals/Natural products
  10. Compounding
  11. Pharmacokinetics
  12. Medication cost
  13. Foreign drugs
  14. Drug identification

Limitation of Service

The intent of the South University Drug Information Center is to encourage open communication between healthcare providers and patients. The services offered by the Center are intended to augment patient care and education. Therefore, the Center has some limitations on the services it provides. These include:
  1. Reserving drug identification queries to healthcare providers only
  2. Referring poisoning and toxicology questions to poison control centers
  3. Referring potential lawsuit inquiries to other consultants
  4. Preparing in-service or presentations
  5. Providing photocopies of articles due to copyright laws

Drug Information Center, College of Pharmacy, Washington State University

The Drug Information Center routinely responds to requests regarding:
  1. appropriate therapy for specific patients
  2. adverse reactions to drugs
  3. efficacy of drugs
  4. drug interactions
  5. intravenous additive incompatibilities
  6. biopharmaceutic and pharmacokinetic parameters of drugs
  7. dosing in renal failure
  8. appropriate therapy for a disease state
  9. identification of foreign drugs
  10. information on investigational agents
  11. information on new drugs
  12. identification of unknown capsules and tablets

Drug Information Center, McWHORTER School of Pharmacy, Samford University

The five main objectives of the SUGDIS:

  1. To provide comprehensive, objective, and unbiased information to health care professionals; and ensure high-quality patient care.
  2. To provide drug information services to health care institutions for delivery of quality patient care.
  3. To teach pharmacy students, drug information residents, pharmacists, and other health care providers the skill of efficiently searching the literature, critically analyzing the information, and accurately communicating (both verbal and written) the response.
  4. To serve as an information resource center for faculty, students, and health care professionals.
  5. To conduct research for the advancement of drug information and pharmacy.