The AU Medical Center pharmacy has been assigned responsibility for study medication
receipt, storage, dispensing, accountability and record-keeping for all human subject
research on campus.
The Clinical Research Pharmacy provides:
- One central site for investigational drug management ensuring compliance with federal
and state mandates and sponsor requirements.
- Assurance of adequate and accurate written records of receipt and disposition of all
- Study design assistance
- Randomization and blinding
- Patient monitoring
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INFORMATION NEEDED PRIOR TO DISPENSING FIRST STUDY MEDICATION
- Copy of the subject's signed/dated informed consent.
- Written prescription signed by a physician/investigator with the following additional
- Subject/patient's full name and initials, study ID#.
- Home address, date of birth, weight in kg for pediatric patients (or if drug dosed
- Allergy status (list any known allergies to medications or "NKDA" for no known drug
- Medical Record Number for that patient (not dummy study ID or study account number).
- Short name of study/study drug and protocol number for study.
PROCESS FOR DISPENSING (WHEN KNOWN IN ADVANCE)
- Provide written prescription at least 24 hours in advance.
- The pharmacy staff will have the Rx available for pick up in the central Clinical
Research Pharmacy (Professional Office Building One, AD-1510) on the day of the visit.
Oncology Rx can be picked up at Cancer Center Pharmacy.
PROCESS FOR DISPENSING (DURING VISIT )
- Notify the pharmacy in advance of your anticipated needs whenever possible (e.g.,
if screening for new patients, what hours/days are your clinics -- for returning patients
you should provide a list of return appointments).
- Provide a prescription from a physician investigator by one of three methods:
- Drop off prescription to Clinical Research Pharmacy staff (AD-1510).
- Secure email a copy of the prescription to RX_CLINICALRESEARCH@augusta.edu. The original outpatient prescription will be filed dropped off at the Clinical Research
Pharmacy. The original clinic study order will be sent to medical records by the study
coordinator; the original inpatient study order will go into the patient’s chart.
(the pharmacy staff will get the original prescription when the study drug is dropped
- Have the investigator call in the prescription or dose adjustment to the pharmacist.
- Filled prescription will be picked up by the study coordinator/investigator or research