Drug Information Center
Drug Information Center Administrative Personnel
The purpose of the Drug Information Center (DIC) is to support the educational activities
of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy (TTUHSC SOP).
The DIC mission is to provide the skills and house the resources needed to educate
a doctor of pharmacy candidate in today's technologically advanced society. The DIC
is an educational site for advanced level training with a Drug Information Specialty
Practice Residency. In addition, the center acts as a preceptor site for the drug
information requirements of Pharmacy Practice Residencies.
The DIC upholds a reputation as a leader in pharmacy education at local, state and
national levels. Scholarly activities are pursued with this goal in mind. The DIC
staff has developed research initiatives in order to maintain the reputation of TTUHSC
SOP and the DIC. Publication of innovative research is central to this goal.
The DIC is also a service unit that supports the patient care programs of the School
of Pharmacy. This support includes the provision of drug information consultations,
direct patient care and the development and fostering of contractual relationships.
With the School of Pharmacy's initiatives in hand, we will strive to be consistent
to the community of West Texas.
- Health Policy Development
- Drug Information Consultation
- Primary Literature Searches
- Primary Literature Retrieval
- Formulary Management Consultations
- Monograph Preparation
- Drug Class Review Preparation
- Data Management Consultations
- Legal Proceedings Consultations
Processing Drug Information Requests
The Drug Information Center responds to drug related question from physicians, pharmacists,
nurses, allied health professionals and the public; priority is given to those requests
originating from institutions contracting with the school. Responses are formulated
using a systematic retrieval method and recorded on a standardized form.
To provide a current database, the DIC will systematically maintain selected journals,
texts and other reference sources. The DIC has access to computerized retrieval systems
through the center itself and the Medical Library located at Northwest Texas Hospital
Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday