Cook Children's Investigational Drug Services (IDS) coordinates all pharmacy processes and procedures for clinical research trials.
IDS keeps track of drugs used in clinical research trials. This includes managing drug inventory, storing the drugs, distributing the drugs and keeping records for all clinical trials. Each protocol is reviewed by the IDS pharmacist to make sure the trial is feasible, that budget needs will be met and to identify any IDS-related issues.
The IDS pharmacy includes a knowledgeable staff that is available 24 hours a day for medical center patients and emergencies. The IDS provides patients, investigators and sponsors the ability to conduct an organized and valid clinical trial that follows good clinical practice standards (GCP) and state and federal regulations.
The responsibilities for IDS include: