TASMANIA Medicines Information Services

Royal Hobart Hospital
Liverpool Street
Hobart TAS 7000
PO Box 1061L
Hobart TAS 7001

Mr Glen Bayer
T: (03) 6222 8737  
F: (03) 6222 8029
E: drug.info@dhhs.tas.gov.au 

 

 

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