National Medicines Information Centre

What we do

The National Medicines Information Centre (NMIC) aims to promote the safe, effective and efficient use of medicines.  Through our clinical enquiry answering service we provide evidence-based information and advice to healthcare professionals/agencies on all aspects of the therapeutic use of medicines including indications, drug interactions, drug use in pregnancy/lactation. Our team of pharmacists and doctors are trained in information retrieval and analysis and use a range of information sources including specialist texts, information databases and primary journals.

We produce a number of publications, in particular a Therapeutics Bulletin and a monthly newsletter Therapeutics Today. Both publications are available on our website or by email to individual healthcare professionals.

In addition, the NMIC has an educational role in promoting safe and effective use of medicines.  This is demonstrated through our involvement in teaching to medical and pharmacy undergraduate and postgraduate students, GP trainees and NCHDs.  

Contact Details

Members of the public with enquiries about the use of medicines should speak to their general practitioner or community pharmacist.

The NMIC may be contacted by telephone, e-mail, fax or post. Our opening hours are from 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday inclusive. A telephone answering service is in operation during lunch-time (1pm - 2pm) and after hours.

Phone: 1850 727 727 or (01) 473 0589
Fax: (01) 473 0596
Email: nmic@stjames.ie
Website: www.nmic.ie

Postal Address:
National Medicines Information Centre,
St James’s Hospital,
James’s Street,
Dublin 8

Sources of Medicines Information

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