Himachal Pradesh state Pharmacy council (HPSPC) is a statutory body constituted by the Government of Himachal Pradesh under the provision of the pharmacy act of 1948. HPSPC is committed to provide preventive, promotive, curative health services to the people of state. In Himachal Pradesh medical practitioners are over burden with large number of patients and they do not have the sufficient time to counsel the patient for rational use of drugs. Due to which severe drug reactions or adverse events may take place. Himachal Pradesh State Pharmacy Council felt the urgent need to review the role of pharmacist in providing better healthcare in rural areas of Himachal Pradesh, where there is scarcity of medical practitioners. In that regard, Himachal Pradesh State Pharmacy Council has set the mission and vision of Drug Information Center (DIC).

HPSPC established its DIC on 25th Sep. 2016 in Laureate Institute of Pharmacy at Jwala Ji (Kangra) to disseminate unbiased drug information to healthcare professionals. Drug information center is a physical location that provides a system for the organization and dissemination of the drug information of the enquirer. First independent DIC in the state of Himachal Pradesh will provide the unbiased drug information to everyone irrespective of their profession in a simple, understandable and regional language. Drug information is the provision of verbal and written information about drugs and drug therapies in response to request from healthcare providing organization, committees, patients and public community. Drug information service refers to the activities undertaken by the pharmacists in providing information to drug use. Poor drug regulation and lack of independent unbiased drug information are the main contributing reasons for the irrational drug use in India. DIC could act as helping hand for the medical practitioners as well as healthcare professionals to promote the rational drug use.

Objectives of drug information center

Nature of services

Types of drug information queries

Who can access?

How to avail the drug information service

Pass on queries either over phone or E- mail or by post to DIC office address with your contact details. Personnel can also be directly access the DIC office. DIC pharmacist will call you back for any additional information required and drug information will be passed on to by E-mail or by telephone.

This service is provided free of cost to the doctors, pharmacists, students and the public

Members of DIC

Photo Name Residential Address Mobile No E. mail Designation
Sh. Gopal Krishan Sharma Deep Bhawan Ghanahtti, P.O- Ghanahtti, Tehsil - Shimla, Distt – Shimla - 171014 9418091777 gks.sharma8@gmail.com President
Sh. Kamlesh Kumar Naik Drug Controller Office, Baddi, Distt - Solan 9418368107 kuman17@gmail.com Registrar
Sh. Sanjeev Pandit Pacific Pharmacy, The Mall Shimla, Distt - Shimla 9218527773 hpscda.pandit@gmail.com Vice President
Sh. Navneet Marwah Drug Controller Office, Baddi, Distt - Solan 9418326111 sdc4hp@gmail.com Ex. Office Member
Dr. Poonam Sandhu Swasthya Bhawan – SDA Complex Kasumpti, Shimla 9418477999 drpoonambharti@gmail.com Member
Sh. Arvind Kumar CTL - Kandaghat, Distt - Solan 9459131041 arvind7474@rediffmail.com Ex. Office Member
Sh. Praveen Upadhyay Vill - Kohan , P.O - Sajao Piplu, Tehsil -Sarkaghat, Distt Mandi - 175025 9418017950 praveenkmr1961@gmail.com Member
Sh. Rakesh Chandel House 30, Phase 2, Housing Board Colony, Distt Bilaspur - 174001 9418332202 rkchandel24@gmail.com Member
Sh. Bihari lal Gupta Drug Ramdies, Sunder Nagar, Distt - Mandi 9418023147 drh.pltd@gmail.com Member
Sh. Hemant Kumar V.P.O - Kandrour, Tehsil - Sadar, Distt - Bilaspur 9816221244 hemantsharmamedi@yahoo.com Member
Sh Kameshwar Chauhan Vill- Dlah, P.O. &Tehsil - Padhar, Distt Mandi - 175012 8894000100 kameshwarchauhan68@gmail.com Member
Sh. Vinay Pandit V.P.O -Shimla, Tehsil - Shimla, Distt - Shimla 9817200007 vinay21212gmail.com Member
Sh. Vishal Kumar V.P.O - Raja Ka Talab, Tehsil - Nurpur, Distt - Kangra 9418187984 vishalbeadle2gmail.com Member
Sh. Yashwant Singh Chandel Chandrayan Kutter Gahan Kamla Nagar, Sanjauli, Shimla - 171006 9418070167 yashwantchandel07@gmail.com Member
Sh. Lokesh Kapoor V.P.O -Galma, Tehsil - Balh, Distt - Mandi 9805521283 lokeshkapor652gmail.com Member
Sh. Yogesh Kumar Manav Medical Store, Jail Road, Mandi 9418017474 yogeshmms@rediffmail.com Chairman C.P.E Programme
Sh. Surinder Nadda Nova Pharma, #229 B, opposite ICICI Bank, Court Road, Bilaspur 9625757957 Novapharma72@gmail.com Vice Chairman C.P.E Programme

ContactFor drug information queries only

Drug Information Center,
Laureate Institute of Pharmacy Kathog, Jwala ji,
Distt. Kangra HP 177101
Tel. Phone: 9218428042,
E-mail ID: hpspcdic@gmail.com / dic@hpspc.in
Toll Free: 18001210443

Office timing: 09:00 am to 05.00 am
Closed on second Saturday, Sunday and all the government holidays