Drug Information Service
The Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) Drug Information Service (DIS) can provide you with unbiased high-quality analysis of medical literature to promote evidence-based medicine in clinical practice, free of charge. Inquiries may be answered by our Drug Information Service Fellow, or student pharmacists (professional years 3 and 4) on rotation, but all responses are reviewed by faculty who are drug information specialists.
We can help you with:
- Basic medication information
- Dosage, uses, common adverse effects, monitoring parameters, patient counseling information, etc.
- Pill identification
- IV to PO conversion
- IV compatibility
- Therapeutic alternatives
- Drug toxicity management
- Drug-drug interaction reviews
- Drug-disease interaction reviews
- Drug use in pregnancy and lactation
- Foreign drugs
- Supplement and natural products use
We can also provide support for research, Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) and educational projects such as:
- Comprehensive literature search and review
- Drug monograph
- Drug class reviews
- In-service/continuing education content development
Our service provides literature evidence for informational purposes only. Such evidence is not intended to be used in the treatment or diagnosis of any specific patient. We also cannot account for patients’ clinical progress or changes that occur during the course of treatment. While you may utilize such information to support your clinical decision-making process, any decisions made regarding patient treatment are the sole responsibility of the attending health care provider.
The standard turnaround time is 1-2 business days and longer for more complex projects. Please do not submit any patient information which would violate HIPAA regulations.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.