Medicines Information Centre

The Medicines Information Centre (MIC) is a Drug Information Service for Health Professionals provided by specially trained pharmacists. It is an independent organisation situated in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Towns Faculty of Health Sciences. This service is limited to health professionals only.The MIC is dedicated to providing unbiased, up-to-date and well-researched drug information, in consultation with a multidisciplinary healthcare team. To ensure this, we have access to the latest information databases as well as to consultants from the University of Cape Towns Faculty of Health Sciences and Groote Schuur Hospital. In order to sustain a service of the highest standard, complicated queries are discussed at regular peer review meetings.Our mission statementTo research and provide information and expert assistance on all matters pertaining to the rational use of medicines in Southern Africa, thereby promoting the health of its people.The services we offerDrug Information in Response to Queries from Health ProfessionalsThe Medicines Information Centre provides information on telephonic, faxed or e-mailed queries relating to:Drug TherapyDrugs in Pregnancy and LactationMalaria Prophylaxis and TreatmentDrugs in PorphyriaAdverse Drug ReactionsPharmaceuticsPharmacologyAvailability of South African and overseas medicinesDrug InteractionsPsychopharmacologyPharmacokineticsTeaching and EducationEducation of health care professionals by dissemination of monthly newsletters via e-mail and on the websitePresentation of Clinical Pharmacology and Applied Therapeutics lectures and seminarsTeaching of pharmacist interns and pharmacy and medical students in the provision of drug informationFee for Service ActivitiesReports and literature searches: expert reports and literature searches (hourly rate)Training: training courses in drug information which are tailored to the needs of the person(s) being tutoredUsers of our ServicesThe Medicines Information Centre provides drug information to:Health ProfessionalsThe Pharmaceutical IndustryThe Medicines Control CouncilPublic and Private Health Policy MakersMedical Aid Schemes and Managed Health Care CompaniesAcademic Health DepartmentsPrivate and Public Hospital AdministratorsAvailable ResourcesThe Medicines Information Centre is dedicated to providing unbiased, up-to-date and well researched drug information. To ensure this we use:Latest editions of reference booksNational and international medical and pharmaceutical journalsAbstracting journals e.g. ReactionsCD-ROM MicromedexMedlineThe Cochrane LibraryThe InternetPackage InsertsPharmaceutical IndustryIn-house computerised literature database (MIDAS)Consultants from the University of Cape Towns Faculty of Health Sciences and Groote Schuur HospitalDaily peer review and clinical meetings
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