Services

Drug Information Consults

  • Adverse Effects
  • Biostatistics
  • Chemical Drug Properties
  • Compounding
  • Drug Administration
  • Drug Availability
  • Drug Costs
  • Drug Dosages
  • Drug Identification
  • Drug Incompatibilities
  • Drug Indications
  • Drug Interactions
  • Drug Literature Evaluation
  • Drug Monographs
  • Drug Therapy Outcomes
  • Drug Use in Pregnancy and Lactation
  • Drug Use Evaluation Criteria 
  • Foreign Drugs
  • Generic Bioequivalence
  • Investigational Drugs
  • IV Compatibility
  • Lab/Diagnostic Tests
  • Non-Prescription Medication
  • Medication Dosing
  • Monitoring Drug Therapy
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Pharmacy Accreditation
  • Pregnancy/Lactation
  • Product Availability
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Stability Information 
  • Vitamins & Minerals

Drug Literature Evaluations/Formulary Class Reviews
TSU-COPHS-DIC can assist the Subscriber in determining which medications should be recommended for formulary status by developing drug literature evaluations and/or formulary class reviews.

Develop and Print Computerized Formulary
An individualized formulary can be developed from our more than 6,000 product database and tailored to the institution’s needs.

Drug Usage Evaluations (DUE)
TSU-COPHS-DIC can evaluate drug usage patterns and results are developed into educational programs and possible policies to help improve rational drug use and decrease costs without compromising the quality of patient care.  A DUE program can be developed as a quality assurance and management tool by incorporating “outcome variables” into audits, which can be utilized by the institution to meet JCAHO requirements.

Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Program
A comprehensive program for monitoring and evaluating adverse drug reactions can be implemented at the subscriber’s institution that meets the JCAHO requirements for providing quality patient care.

Publish the Quarterly Newsletter 
Subscribers will receive a quarterly publication that addresses new drug reviews, drug class reviews, breakthroughs in medicine, or current topics of interest to all health care professionals.

Provide Pharmacy Practice Materials
TSU-COPHS-DIC can provide information to assist in the daily activities of pharmacy practice. This includes formulations for extemporaneous compounding, patient drug information and/or disease information sheets, and information for compliance with OBRA regulations.

Development of Disease Treatment Recommendations
TSU-COPHS-DIC can develop or assist the Subscriber in the development of medical practice guidelines that incorporate current, relevant, and comprehensive information to provide appropriate drug therapy for patients.

Assist with the Antibiotic Management Program
TSU-COPHS-DIC can assist the Subscriber in the implementation of a concurrent and/or prospective antibiotic management program that addresses the prevention of resistance and provides quality patient care.

Provide Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health care Organization Accreditation Assistance
TSU-COPHS-DIC will assist the Pharmacy Department and P&T Committee in meeting Joint Commission requirements by developing adverse drug reaction, drug interaction, quality assurance, and DUE monitoring and reporting programs. In addition, we will help prepare for the Joint Commission survey and will be present during the interview (upon request).

Provide Committee Support (P&T, IRB, QA)
TSU-COPHS-DIC will participate, upon request, as an ex-officio member of the above committees.

Provide Education Seminars
TSU-COPHS-DIC will provide, upon request, educational seminars to the subscriber’s pharmacy staff, including ACPE approved continuing education (CE) programs.

Pharmacoeconomic/Pharmacoepidemiology Analysis/Research
TSU-COPHS-DIC will conduct research to assist the Subscriber in the decision-making processes.