Centres /

BC Drug And Poison
Information Centre

655 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4R4

  • 1-800-567-8911
    (toll free in BC)
  • (604) 682-5050
    (Greater Vancouver
    or outside of BC)
  • Jurisdictions served
    British Columbia, Yukon
  • Language(s) of service
    English
  • Professional staff and consultants:
    Pharmacists, Nurses; Medical consultation provided 24 hours by board certified medical toxicologists or clinical pharmacologist.

Poison Information

Hours/days of operation:

  • 24hours
  • 7days
  • 1-800-567-8911
    (toll free in BC)
  • (604) 682-5050
    (Greater Vancouver
    or outside of BC)

Description

  • information available to the public and health care professionals throughout B.C. 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.
  • the Poison Management Manual (PMM) and treatment protocols for managing the poisoned patients are made available to all Emergency departments in the province. The PMM is used extensively across Canada
  • Poison Perspectives Newsletter is produced quarterly and distributed to health care professionals in acute care hospitals and public health units.

Drug Information

Hours/days of operation:

  • 9:00-16:00
  • Monday-Friday
  • Professionals Only
    1-866-298-5909
    (toll free in BC)
  • Professionals Only
    (604) 707-2787
    (Greater Vancouver
    or outside of BC)

Description

  • drug information service is available to health care professionals within B.C. during regular business hours
  • the Drug Information Reference (DIR) is a textbook containing more than 450 detailed monographs on the drugs most commonly prescribed in Canada; each monograph also includes patient information and a section aimed at nurses to help with drug administration and patient monitoring.
  • Drug Information Perspectives Newsletters are produced quarterly and distributed to pharmacists throughout B.C. They are also posted on DPIC’s website.