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Pharmaceutical Services

The Pharmacy Department is responsible for the procurement, control and distribution of medications throughout the UC Davis Health System.  It also guides, monitors and quality assures the use of medications under the auspices of the UC Davis Medical Center Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

Specifically, the Pharmacy Department performs the following functions:

  • Maintains an adequate medication supply
  • Prepares, labels and dispenses medications, chemicals and parenteral solutions
  • Participates in orientation and in-service education programs
  • Provides patient and family education
  • Reviews and evaluates medication orders and prescriptions for appropriateness
  • Monitors drug therapy
  • Provides physician drug information
  • Supervises all drug storage and preparation areas within the pharmacy and throughout the hospital, clinics and UC Davis Medical Group
  • Provides professional educational training for Pharm.D. students and postgraduate Pharmacy Practice Residents
  • In specified situations overseen by physicians, provides primary care pharmaceutical care