West Virginia Center for Drug & Health Information

West Virginia Center for Drug and Health Information
WVU School of Pharmacy

A Statewide Service Providing Drug, Drug Therapy, and Health Related Information
at No Cost for Health Professionals

The West Virginia Center for Drug and Health Information (WV CDHI), operated by the WVU School of Pharmacy in Morgantown, has been a regional resource for health professionals in WV for over 35 years. The WV CDHI’s mission is to provide health care professionals and others with:

  • Specific answers to questions about medications (prescription, nonprescription, natural products), including but not limited to dosage/administration, therapeutic uses, adverse effects, contraindications, drug interactions, toxicity information, drug-drug parenteral compatibilities and monitoring guidelines
  • Current guidelines for the treatment of various disease states
  • Evaluative information from the medical and pharmaceutical literature
  • Consultations regarding an individual patient’s drug therapy
  • Facts about newly marketed drugs, those currently waiting approval, and investigational agents

The WV CDHI staff analyzes published information to provide relevant, specific answers to questions. All answers provided are fully referenced, with references provided as desired to the health care provider for their review.

Resources used by the WV CDHI to research and answer questions include:

  • Many textbooks, including specialized references
  • Numerous medical and pharmacy journals
  • Comprehensive information services including the Micromedex Information System
  • Computer databases, such as PubMed (MEDLINE) and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts
  • Various other print and electronic resources such as Clinical Pharmacology, Facts and Comparisons, Lexi-Comp, AHFS Drug Information, Meyler’s Side Effects of Drugs & others

Contact WV CDHI:
800-352-2501 (in WV)
304-293-6640 (local, out-of-state)

304-293-7672 (fax)

E-mail: druginfo@hsc.wvu.edu

Web:    http://pharmacy.hsc.wvu.edu/WVCDHI/Home (click “Ask a Question”)

If you have a mobile device, you can create a shortcut to this form on your Home screen.  With an iPhone or iPad, go to the page through your browser and click the button that looks like this    (either at the bottom with iPhone or the top with iPad): Tap “Add to Home Screen.” This creates a shortcut directly to the question form that looks (and works) like an app. 

WV CDHI Staff:
Marie A. Abate, B.S., PharmD., Director; mabate@hsc.wvu.edu; 304-293-1463
Matthew L. Blommel, PharmD., Assistant Director; mblommel@hsc.wvu.edu; 304-293-1467
Christopher Isabella, PharmD., Drug Information Resident, cisabell@hsc.wvu.edu; 304-293-6640
Senior Doctor of Pharmacy degree candidates (4th professional year) on rotation in the WV CDHI

Please contact us if you would like stickers with our contact information to place by your phone.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions.

West Virginia Association of Physician Assistants

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