More about DIRC

For 20 years, the Drug Information and Resource Centre (DIRC) at the Ontario Pharmacists Association has been providing healthcare professionals with fast, unbiased and reliable access to the most up-to-date information on medications and emerging therapies. 

Our team of pharmacists can make sure your most urgent questions are answered in a timely, patient-focused manner, allowing you to better serve your patients. We’re open longer hours, and offer access to a diverse staff and extensive resources that can help your team fill any gaps during times of high traffic, or lower-than-needed staffing.

At DIRC, we offer more than just drug information. We're proud to offer expert, trusted advice, and professional business services tailored to your pharmacy’s needs. Our approach to answering drug information questions is highly respected and trusted by hundreds of clients daily. 

DIRC is a recognized drug information service provider by the Ontario College of Pharmacists. 

About The Ontario Pharmacists Association

The Ontario Pharmacists Association is committed to evolving the pharmacy profession and advocating for excellence in practice and patient care. With more than 10,000 members, OPA is Canada's largest advocacy organization, and professional development and drug information provider for pharmacy professionals across Ontario. By leveraging the unique expertise of pharmacy professionals, enabling them to practise to their fullest potential, and making them more accessible to patients, OPA is working to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system. The pharmacy sector plays a strong role in Ontario with an economic impact of more than $6.3 billion across 4,500 pharmacies, employing 60,000 Ontarians.

We are dedicated to working on behalf of patients, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students across the province to evolve the practice of pharmacy and advocate for the highest standards of professional excellence and fair compensation.

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