Drug Information & Learning Resources Center

Faculty and Overview

Professor Demonstrating on the Whiteborad

Office Hours and Contact Information

The Drug Information Center (DIC), a unit within the Clinical Affairs and Outreach division, is located in the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy and operates between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday. To contact the DIC, health care professionals should call 334-844-4400. A telephone answering machine is used to receive calls after hours. In addition, drug information questions can be received by fax at 334-844-8366 and e-mail at hsopdi@auburn.edu


Drug Information Center Faculty

Dr. Bernie Olin

Dr. Bernie Olin
Associate Clinical Professor
Director, Drug Information and Learning Resource Center
olinber@auburn.edu

Dr. Wesley Lindsey

Dr. Wesley Lindsey
Associate Clinical Professor
wtl0001@auburn.edu


Objectives

  • To provide health care professionals with immediate access to objective, concise and unbiased information on drug therapy problems.
  • To supplement the continuing education of all health care professionals through the publishing and distribution of articles and newsletters which keep clinicians aware of the latest information on drug therapy.
  • To provide both experiential and didactic training in drug information for pharmacy students and residents.
  • To provide services such as formulary management, Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee drug monographs, medication usage evaluation services, clinical practice guidelines, and disease state management services in a contractual manner.

Services

The DIC maintains an up-to-date, pharmacotherapy-oriented reference collection of pharmaceutical, medical and scientific journals, textbooks, and computer databases. In addition, the DILRC subscribes to numerous abstracting, indexing and computerized information retrieval services. These resources serve to answer questions from the following categories:

  • Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Compounding
  • Dosing, Dosing Schedule, and Routes of Administration
  • Drug Availability
  • Drug Identification (domestic and foreign)
  • Drug Interactions (Drug-Drug, Drug-Food, Drug-Lab)
  • Drug use during Pregnancy and Lactation
  • Investigational Drug Information
  • IV Compatibility and Stability
  • Legal Requirements
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Therapeutic Alternatives
  • Therapeutic Indications

Mission Statement

Overall Mission: To provide unbiased drug information as a support to Alabama health care professionals for use in patient care, education and research.

Education Mission: To provide pharmacy students and residents with the opportunity and training to learn and develop drug information skills.

Research Mission: To collaborate and contribute to the areas of drug information practice, drug policy and medication criteria development and drug education research.


Last Updated: August 30, 2019