Drug information center in India: Overview, challenges, and future prospects

AmolN Patil, BiswaMohan Padhy, SKrishna Prasanthi, Rachna Rohilla
2018 International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation  
of Pharmacology is the bridge between doctors by providing accurate, unbiased, up-to-date drug information for better patient care. Novel initiatives, such as antibiotic stewardship programs, therapeutic drug monitoring, pharmacovigilance, and materiovigilance are being considered by Department of Pharmacology. On a similar note, DIC activities have a huge potential to fit in as an integral part of pharmacology curriculum. Undergraduate, postgraduate, and superspeciality pharmacology curricula
more » ... re deficient in formal teaching of evidence-based medicine. Western countries have been running variety of courses on drug information like residencies , fellowships for the training of pharmacy, pharmacology postgraduate students for last four decades. This is the need of the hour for a country like India to inculcate such practices for promoting rational use of drugs. This review will highlight how pharmacology and pharmacy curricula can be upgraded so as to contribute for improvement of rational therapeutics in the era where alternative medicines are also considered by patients in disease management.
doi:10.4103/jphi.jphi_103_17 fatcat:eqdxrxmwsrcrnay6yfccsx3nbu