Series 9 - Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee minutes

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Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee minutes

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CA ON00343 OCI fonds-SF2-9

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  • 1978-1995 (Creation)
    Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital. Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
    There is a gap in the records between 1983 and 1990.

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14.3 cm of textual records.

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The date of the first meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee is not known. The first minutes to survive in the Archives are from November 29, 1978.

The Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee was responsible for recommending or assisting in the formulation of broad professional policies regarding all matters pertinent to drugs, and of programs designed to meet the needs of the professional staff for complete current knowledge on matters related to drugs and drug practices at the Ontario Cancer Institute. Some of the functions of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee included: assisting in the development of continuing education programs and other mechanisms to ensure that physicians and all health professionals were well informed with respect to current drug therapy, reviewing the pharmacy budget as necessary and recommending policies for the prescribing of drugs which would fall within that budget.

The Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee met not less than six times a year, more if necessary; and reported to the Medical Advisory Committee at least twice a year.

The Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee membership included: the Head of the Pharmacy Department, one representative from the Department of Medicine, one representative from the Department of Radiation Oncology, and one representative from the Department of Nursing.

R. Feld was the chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee from 1979 to 198?. The subsequent chairs of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee were C. Erlichman (1990-1991), M. Moore (1991-1992), and M. Minden (1992-1995).

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Series consists of minutes of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee of the Medical Advisory Committee. Series reflects the committee's role in evaluating new drugs and therapeutics as well as developing a formulary of drugs suited to the needs of the Hospital. Minutes of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee had been kept in two separate binders, within which minutes were filed in reverse chronological order. The files have been arranged chronologically by date.

File SF2: 9.5 also contains "An Algorithm for Reliable Clinical Identification of Adverse Drug Reactions" by: M.S. Kramer, J.M. Leventhal, and T.A. Hutchinson.

File SF2: 9.8 also contains minutes of the Radiopharmacy Residence Committee

File SF2: 9.14 also contains a copy of the minutes for the 12 Feb. 1981 Admission & Discharge Committee, of note is the discussion of the Chemotherapy Booklet.

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File list is available. Original binder names have been included as headings within the box and file list. Binder numbers have been assigned for ease of reference.

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Last updated: July 29, 2013. Added to Archeion July 29, 2013.

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