Pharmacy Services

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.


Research Pharmacy
East Tower, 8th Floor
125 Paterson Street
New Brunswick , New Jersey 08901
Phone: 732-235-6172
Fax: 732-342-7175

Services Provided

  • Protocol review and develop Pharmacy budget for industry sponsored protocols
  • Protocol development/review of investigator-initiated protocols
  • Assist in the design and use of pharmaceuticals in study protocols, including assisting in investigational new drug (IND) applications to the FDA.
  • Provide drug information for all aspects of the study including the creation of patient drug information
  • Formulate study budget for all pharmacy services required in the study. Some examples are: drug acquisition, product formulation, storage facility, dispensing services and product return/destruction at end of study.