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Drug Information and Pharmacy Resource Center

The Drug Information and Pharmacy Resource Center (DIPRC) is a service that answers questions for health care professionals who take care of UF Health patients, including referring physicians. The center’s primary goal is to improve the quality of patient care by answering drug-related questions. Questions may be related to:

  • Drug availability
  • Drug identification
  • Drug therapy and efficacy
  • Investigational drugs
  • Side effects and adverse effects
  • Drug dosage and administration
  • Drug interactions
  • Drug use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding
  • IV compatibility and stability
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Toxicology
  • Compounding
  • Alternative medications and natural products

Submit a Question

To submit a question, please include the following information:

  • Contact information (name, title, email, phone number)
  • Question (with background information is appropriate)
  • When you need a response (due-date)

Please submit questions to UFDIC@shands.ufl.edu.

Priority of questions

We will do our best to answer your question within 24 hours. Please indicate the priority level of your question in your request. We understand that all questions are important. However, our first priority is patient-specific questions. Our second priority is questions regarding general patient care. Other questions are further down on the priority list. Please let us know if you need an answer by a specific date.

Service

  • The DIPRC is a service that answers drug-related questions from any healthcare professional taking care of UF Health’s patients. This includes referring physicians, who can call the DIPRC toll-free through the Consultation Center.
  • At this time, we do not accept questions from providers outside the UF Health system (except referring physicians).
  • For more information, please contact cannec@shands.ufl.edu.

Privacy Statement

Please be advised that this service is for health care professionals who take care of UF Health patients, including referring physicians, to communicate with the DIPRC, and is not for patients who have drug-related questions. If you have questions or concerns about your health, please contact your health care provider.

UF Health is committed to privacy. It is important that users of this Site understand that you can usually visit this Site without submitting any personal information. If you send us e-mail, respond to a survey, subscribe to one of our online publications, or complete one of our online forms, then we will have access to the information which you submitted. As a general rule, UF Health does not track individual visitor profiles. We do, however, analyze aggregate traffic/access information for our operational purposes. We do not share this information with any outside organization. However, due to the nature of electronic communication, we cannot and do not provide any assurance that the content of your e-mail will not become known or accessible to third parties. We urge you not to provide any confidential information about you or your health to us via electronic communication. If you do so it is at your own risk.