Cyprus International University Drug Information Center (CIU-DIC) founded in 2021. CIU-DIC pharmacists provide evidence-based, up-to-date, accurate, and unbiased information about pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements to a varied client base including pharmacists, physicians, nurses, other healthcare professionals, pharmaceutical companies and other institutional and organizational companies. Additionally, the CIU-DIC provides informational support to CIU Pharmacy Faculty and preceptors. The CIU-DIC also serves as a training site for student pharmacists. Under the supervision and guidance of the CIU-DIC pharmacists team, students participate in researching and responding to questions received by the Center. The CIU-DIC staff are experienced in fulfilling a wide variety of requests for drug information.
Typical inquiries may encompass one of the following categories:

  • - Adverse drug reactions
  • - Alternative medicines
  • - Compounding
  • - Contraindications
  • - Drug dosage and administration
  • - Drug efficacy
  • - Drug interactions
  • - Drug use in pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • - IV compatibility and stability
  • - Pharmacokinetics
  • - Pharmacology
  • - Route of administration
  • - Therapeutic comparisons
  • - Therapeutic use
  • - Toxicity

Comprehensive literature searches, medication therapy management (MTM) services, drug evaluations, and other related projects are available as a special service upon request and through consultation with the CIU-DIC staff. Questions involving litigation will not be answered by the CIU-DIC.

CIU-DIC consists of faculty members of the CIU Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy. The CIU-DIC staff regularly contribute to the body of scientific literature as it relates specifically to the field of drug information and globally to pharmacy practice.

  • - Ahmet Sami Boşnak, BPharm, Msc, PhD, Oncology Pharmacist, Asist.Prof., Clinical Pharmacy Dep. (Oncology, Nutrition Support, Adherence, Patient Education, Compounding)
  • - Gloria Alhassan, MPharm, PhD (ongoing), Clinical Pharmacy Dep. (Tele-Pharmacy)
  • - Ali Hoca, MPharm, PhD (ongoing), Clinical Pharmacy Dep. (Community Pharmacy, Patient Education, Pharmacy Legislation)
  • - Mehmet Özbay, MPharm, PhD (ongoing), Clinical Pharmacy Dep. (Hospital Pharmacy, Pharmacy Legislation)
  • - Selahattin Alabiad, MPharm, PhD (ongoing), Clinical Pharmacy Dep. (IV compatibility and stability Pharmacokinetics)
  • - Shima Abdihagh, MPharm, PhD (ongoing), Clinical Pharmacy Dep. (Community Pharmacy, Patient Education, Pharmacy Legislation)

The CIU-DIC and CIU Pharmacy assume no responsibility or liability for the misinterpretation of the information provided. Furthermore, due to the vastness and ever-changing nature of health-related information, we make no guarantee on the currency, reliability, completeness, and accuracy of the information provided by our service. The information provided by the CIU-DIC is not intended to diagnose or treat medical conditions and should not be used as a replacement for appropriate medical care and/or supervision.