Welcome to the website of Food and Drug Department
Golestan University of Medical Sciences
Food & Drug Department:
On 24th of December 2004, the department of Food & Drugs has been separated from the treatment department and started its activities in June 2008.the department possesses different sections such as:
Three specific kinds of patients are supported by this department, Thalassemia & Hemophilic, patients with a need for kidney transplant, and patient with Multiple-Sclerosis.
Drug distribution Unit
The unit has been launched since 2005 and has been successfully provided patients with unavailable medicines.
Supervision office of the medicine with high possibility of addiction
One of the main successes of this office is treatment programs of drug addiction. Noticing the increasing number of patients with positive HIV, and distinguished patients with aids lead the unit to use medicines such as methadone tablets, methadone syrup, and buprenorphine for drug addicted patients to avoid them using infected syringe. At present, there are about two hundred drug addicted patients who are referred to twenty two hospitals and sixty Drug-addicts counseling clinic which have been treated by this unit.
Medicine information Unit
A free call number is assigned for patients who need assistance from a doctor for a reasonable use of some particular medicines.
Recording the medicines side-effects
Since 2005 the committee has provided the patients with complete details and possible side-effects of some particular medicines, listening to patients complains regarding the side-effects, and provides them with some experts to help them out with the proper usage of these medicines. The unit also implements some learning sessions to update the knowledge of the experts regarding the new findings about the side-effects of the particular medicines.
Food , Cosmetics, and Hygienic supervision office
According to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, food is the basic human necessity; therefore, proving societies with healthy food is the major task of each government. In recent years, because of the growing range of imported and exported food from/ to other countries all around the world, every government need to have an strategic controlling plan to obtain a smooth and safe transaction. The supervision office of foodstuff, Cosmetics, and Hygienic is the subset of Food & Drugs Department which actively works on the strategic controlling plan.