NSW Medicines Information Centre

The NSW Medicines Information Centre (MIC) complements the resources available in CIAP by providing answers to queries from clinicians on drug-related issues.

The MIC specialises in the retrieval, evaluation and communication of information on therapeutic drugs for health and associated professionals.

See Ask a question for the ways in which you can submit your query.

What kind of information does the MIC provide?

The MIC provides information on:

  • adverse drug reactions
  • drug interactions
  • identification of foreign drug products
  • drug use in pregnancy and lactation
  • drug use in renal and hepatic failure
  • herbal medicines
  • experimental and trial drugs
  • paediatric doses
  • travel medicine
  • pharmacokinetics
  • compatibility and stability data
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About the MIC

The NSW Medicines Information Centre was established in 1980 and is the State's drug information service. The MIC is located at St Vincent's Hospital in Darlinghurst, NSW, where it benefits from an established and extensive therapeutic support network.

Currently, the Centre has a staff of 2.5 pharmacists and a librarian.

What services does the MIC offer?

The MIC team can provide quick responses to patient-related enquiries or more detailed literature reviews and reports.

Specialist drug information pharmacists research all questions received. Information resources include an extensive collection of reference books, journals and international databases. These include CIAP resources, IDIS, IPA, Reactions, Herbal medicine resources and others.

The Centre's librarian can also organise rapid retrieval of published articles upon request.

Who uses the MIC?

A wide variety of health professionals use the services of the MIC. Enquiries from hospital and community-based pharmacists and doctors constitute the majority of the Centre's workload. The MIC also regularly provides information to nurses, dentists, pharmaceutical manufacturers and government departments.

MIC Contact Details

Contact details for the Medicines Information Centre (MIC) are:

tel: 02 8382 3047
fax: 02 8382 3048
email: nswmic@svha.org.au

Hours of operation

9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday to Friday.