The Division of Drug Information Service (DDIS) was established in 1965 within the College of Pharmacy, The University of Iowa. The Division's primary functions are publishing, instruction and provision of drug information services.



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Drug Information Education

Two main components of the service are the Iowa Drug Information Service (IDIS) and the Iowa Drug Information Network (IDIN).

The IDIS drug information database is a bibliographic indexing service of 200 premier English language medical and pharmaceutical journals, FDA approval packages, FDA Advisory Committee briefing documents, FDA boxed warnings, AHRQ publications, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines and appraisals, clinical practice guidelines and more.

IDIN is an educational and service program designed to provide drug information and evaluative services and support the drug information role of pharmacists providing pharmaceutical care.

Our mission: To provide drug information products and services throughout the world to improve human health care.

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