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The following detailed points discussed in the agendas are:


1. Main Functions of the DIC:

  • Provide accurate and up-to-date drug information.
  • Support clinical services by providing drug-related information.
  • Facilitate research and academic activities in drug information.
  • Enhance patient care by offering drug-related advice.

2. Objectives of the DIC:

  • Ensure the safe and effective use of medications.
  • Minimize the risk of adverse drug reactions and interactions.
  • Promote rational drug therapy and improve patient outcomes.

3. Nomination of DIC Members:

  • Prof. (Dr.) Satyendra Deka (Chairman)
  • Mr. Ramen Kalita (In-charge, Pharmacology Department)
  • Mr. Freddy Teilang Nongkhlaw (Pharmacology Department)
  • Dr. Ekbal Hussain (Pharmacy Practice)
  • Mr. Ananta Saikia (Pharmacognosy)
  • Ms. Juri Devi (Librarian, PIPS)

4. Establishment of the Centre:

  • The DIC will be established on the third floor.
  • The centre will remain accessible during college hours.
  • Installation of a dedicated PC with softcopies of Books, Formularies, Pharmacopoeias, Encyclopaedias, and internet access.

5. Sources of Information:

  • Primary sources: Direct research articles and original studies.
  • Secondary sources: Bibliographies, reviews, indexing services.
  • Tertiary sources: Textbooks, pharmacopoeias, encyclopedias, AHFS Drug Information, Clinical Pharmacology Online, Drug Facts and Comparisons, DI Handbook, Martindale’s Complete Drug Reference, Micromedex, Mosby Drug Consult, Red Book, DrugBank, RxList, DailyMed, Access Medicine, Clinical Guidelines (Medscape, UpToDate).
  • Other sources: Local and national formularies, phone calls to manufacturers, hospital formularies, internet sources (PubMed, Practo, 1mg, Google Scholar, ResearchGate, Biblimed, WebMD, Drugs.com).
  • All the forms will be made available in the college website
  • A separate email id will be created where the queries can be mailed and it will be handled by Mr. Freedy T. Nongkhlaw.

6. Functions of the DIC:

  • Consider patient-related factors: demographics, diagnosis, allergies, organ function, history, medications, physical findings, laboratory results.
  • Consider disease factors: epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, clinical findings, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, risk factors, complications, prognosis.
  • Consider medication factors: name, availability, properties, pharmacology, indications, adverse effects, contraindications, drug interactions, formulations, dosage, monitoring, compatibility, and stability.

7. Specific Factors for Different Types of Queries:

  • Address issues related to ADRs, allergies, dosing, drug administration, drugfood or drug-drug interactions.

8. Follow-up and Documentation:

  • Record the outcome of advice and patient outcomes.
  • Maintain a logbook or digital record of all inquiries and responses.
  • Seek feedback through various means (email/phone/written requests).
  • Include outcomes in the enquiry record for future reference.

9. Preparation of ADR and Drug Interaction Forms:

  • Forms will be available on the college website and in the DIC
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