Drug Information and Resource Centre (DIRC)

The OPA's Drug Information and Resource Centre is Canada’s premier pharmacist-operated drug information centre. It is a recognized drug information service provider by the Ontario College of Pharmacists, and meets the accreditation requirements of pharmacies within Ontario.

Snapshot of our service offerings

At DIRC, we know that your pharmacy has unique needs when it comes to the drug information and business support. That’s why we have two levels of service that give you the flexibility to choose the right solution for your practice:

  • DIRC Premium, our best value service, offers you access to DIRC’s team of drug information experts and our practice-focused publication library, as well as additional business support services to help your pharmacy succeed. Subscribe online.
  • DIRC Essential offers you essential drug information access. Subscribe online

No matter which plan you choose, your DIRC subscription gives you:

  • Access to our team of drug information experts from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday – Friday.
  • Confidence that your drug information service is recognized by OCP and meets the accreditation requirements of pharmacies within Ontario.
  • The eDIRC bulletin in your inbox every two weeks and access to other great publications.
  • Patient Information Sheets – downloadable bag stuffers that cover tips and information on a wide range of common health concerns.

Find out more about DIRC, and about our two subscription options. If you need to use a paper form, you can download a subscription form here.

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