Investigational Drug Services

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Investigational Drug Service (IDS) is a division of the Department of Pharmacy Services and are devoted to the coordination of human drug research activities at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. This includes developing procedures to ensure timely and safe drug dispensing, maintaining inventory of investigational drugs, blinding and randomizing drug studies, serving as an information resource regarding investigational drugs and study protocols, meeting with principle investigators and study groups, participating in protocols as co-investigators and reviewing protocols as members of the Partners Healthcare Human Research Committee.

IDS acts as an informational resource for other Brigham and Women Hospital pharmacists and clinicians to assist in answering questions and solving dispensing issues with foreign drugs, orphan drugs, continued use of non-FDA approved agents from other institutions and emergency use investigational medications.

For more information and for Brigham and Women’s Hospital Investigators who potentially require IDS services, please visit our internal webpage containing our study intake form at the following: Investigational Drug Services

Contact Information, Hours and Location for Investigational Drug Services

Main Campus
Tower L2, 75 Francis Street 
Boston, MA 02115

Phone: 617-732-6410
Email list serve:

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday: 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

After hours, a pharmacist is on-call 24 hours a day via pager # 33672 on the Partners telephone directory. A message may be left on the general IDS voice mailbox at 617-732-6410.