Investigational Drug Service
at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
The Investigational Drug Service (IDS) of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is a cooperative service with the Department of Pharmacy of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The IDS is responsible for the storage, preparation and proper labeling of investigational drugs in use at the hospital and the medical school. Investigational drugs are not limited to products not yet approved by the FDA but include any drug or natural product used in research in humans in the medical school and hospital. The service is involved in creation of pharmacy portions of investigator-initiated protocols and in the acquisition of drug product for studies within the medical school community. In addition, the IDS provides the necessary information and education about investigational drugs to the pharmacy and nursing staffs in both institutions.