• The Christchurch Medicines Information Service (formerly Drug Information Service) is part of the Clinical Pharmacology department at Canterbury District Health Board.
  • We provide health professionals in community or hospital with an independent source of information to promote safe, rational, efficacious and economic use of medicines.
  • Most queries can be answered immediately over the phone. A written answer can be provided if preferred.
  • Our staff consist of 3 FTE pharmacists, a medical registrar and 3 clinical pharmacologists.

    Contact Details

  • Phone: (03) 364-0900 or 0800-378-446 (0800-DRUGINFO)
  • Post: Clinical Pharmacology Department, Christchurch Hospital, Private Bag 4710, Christchurch 8140
  • ERMS referal: png ERMS: Pharmacology → Medicines Information Service Referral
  • Hours: 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)
    Note phone enquiries are preferable to allow for discussion and a quick response.

The medicines information pharmacists

Clinical Pharmacology Staff