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Pharmacy Department


The Pharmacy Department no longer manufactures sterile or non-sterile products. Please call 301-496-1031 for further information.

Outpatient and Inpatient Pharmacy Renovations

The Pharmacy will be under renovation Nov. 18, 2019 through Summer 2021 to modernize and increase capabilities. The Outpatient and Inpatient Pharmacy remain open at alternate locations.

Additional renovation information is available for Patients and Staff (NIH Staff Only) including wayfinding Post-Card, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS), updated map, etc.

About the Pharmacy Department

The NIH Clinical Center Pharmacy Department provides pharmaceutical care to inpatients and outpatients on NIH intramural research protocols at the NIH Clinical Center. The Clinical Center facility encompasses 200 inpatient beds, 93 day-hospital stations, and 15 clinics. Clinical Center pharmacy staff provide sophisticated research support to health care providers as well as clinical investigators. Pharmacists conduct and participate in research programs that enhance knowledge regarding investigational drugs and new uses of commercially available agents.

The Pharmacy Department's Investigational Drug Management and Research Section manages investigational drugs through a computerized information system, assists investigators in setting up double-blind studies and filing Investigational New Drug (IND) applications with the FDA. Pharmacists at the NIH Clinical Center manage commercially available and investigational drugs in approximately 1,000 research protocols including 200 blinded studies.

The NIH Clinical Center Pharmacy Department trains fellows, residents, and students. We also conduct an annual continuing education program, Pharmacotherapy Frontiers, that provides state-of-the-art information about the latest developments in drug therapy and pharmacy issues to over 400 pharmacists in the Mid-Atlantic region.


The NIH Clinical Center Pharmacy mission is to support and conduct clinical research by providing safe, high-quality care - one patient - one medication at a time.


The NIH Clinical Center Pharmacy is the premiere pharmacy department leading patient care through biomedical research and practice to improve health.

NIH Clinical Center Pharmacy is Hiring

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This page last updated on 02/25/2020

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