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Drug Information Center

The South University Drug Information Center is a complimentary drug information service provided by the School of Pharmacy to University faculty, consumers, and healthcare customers. The goal of the service is to promote patient care and education by assisting with medication-related inquires.

The Drug Information Center is equipped with industry-relevant medical and pharmacy resources. The service also works closely with the South University Library to obtain additional references, when necessary.

The primary focus of the service is drug-related questions, which can be classified within the following categories:

  • General information
  • Pharmacy law
  • Drug availability
  • Medication cost
  • Patient Prescription Assistance Programs
  • Medicare Part D
  • Therapeutics
  • Side effects
  • Adverse drug reactions
  • Drug interactions
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Medication dosing & administration
  • Medication use in pregnancy & during breastfeeding
  • Over-the-counter products
  • Herbals and natural products
  • Veterinary medications
  • Foreign drugs
  • Drug compatibility & stability
  • Compounding
  • Drug identification
  • Drug disposal

The intent of the South University Drug Information Center is to encourage open communication between healthcare providers and patients. The services offered by the Center are intended to augment patient care and education. Therefore, the Center has some limitations on the services it provides. These include:

  • Reserving drug identification queries to healthcare providers only
  • Referring poisoning and toxicology questions to poison control centers
  • Referring potential lawsuit inquiries to other consultants
  • Preparing in-service or presentations
  • Providing photocopies of articles due to copyright laws

Other limitations may be set as necessary.

Columbia, SC Drug Information Center

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Email Address:

Healthcare Professionals

Telephone: 803.935.9718


Telephone: 803.935.9719

Mailing Address

South University, Columbia
School of Pharmacy
Attn: Drug Information Center
9 Science Court
Columbia, SC 29203

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