Role of medicine information in pharmaceutical industry
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Sector 67, SAS Nagar-160 062, India
P Tiwari National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Sector 67, SAS Nagar-160 062 India E-mail: [email protected]
Medicine information is the provision of unbiased, evidence-based and critically evaluated information about medicines. Medicine information pharmacists have a wide spectrum of activities, i.e., answering enquiries, proactive provision of information, adverse drug reaction reporting, provision of a medicine helpline for public, support for drug and therapeutic committees and training and education. Apart from these usual responsibilities, medicine information pharmacist now provides information to drug discovery and development departments in the pharmaceutical industry. This article illustrates various roles of medicine information in the pharmaceutical industry.