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Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs: Fourteenth Edition
     

Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs: Fourteenth Edition

by J. Chalker, Jeffrey K. Aronson (Editor), M.N.G. Dukes (Editor), M. Leuwer, G. McInnes
 

This renowned encyclopaedia of adverse drug reactions, now in its 14th Edition, gives an up-to-date and critical review of the world literature over the past four years.

An international team of well over 100 specialists, have contributed to this fourteenth edition by critically reviewing from the yearly Annuals all that is truly new and informative (and

Overview

This renowned encyclopaedia of adverse drug reactions, now in its 14th Edition, gives an up-to-date and critical review of the world literature over the past four years.

An international team of well over 100 specialists, have contributed to this fourteenth edition by critically reviewing from the yearly Annuals all that is truly new and informative (and pointing to much which is misleading) in the area of Adverse Drug Reactions. Under the able supervision of two series editors, co-editors and authors have managed to summarise the vast amount of data in a structured and readable form. The high-quality indexes of drugs and of side-effects make this title even more valuable.

The fourteenth edition of Meyler, published in December 2000, provides the world with a fully updated and reliable guide to developments in current knowledge.

Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs, Fourteenth Edition, summarises four Annuals of the series /locate/series/seda"Side Effects of Drugs Annuals". Each Annual can be used independently or as a supplement to this standard encyclopaedic work. Meyler 14 summarises the following Annuals:

/locate/isbn/0-444-82532-0Side Effects of Drugs Annual 20 (published 1997)
/locate/isbn/0-444-82818-4Side Effects of Drugs Annual 21 (published 1998)
/locate/isbn/0-444-50092-8Side Effects of Drugs Annual 22 (published 1999)
/locate/isbn/0-444-50212-2Side Effects of Drugs Annual 23 (published 2000)

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
D.B. Bylund
...This book appropriately seeks to provide an informed view of unwanted drug effects in order to make it possible to assess the potential benefits versus the potential risks of the drug to the patient. This objective is thoroughly met. ...The book covers essentially all drugs and drug classes currently used in clinical medicine. It is comprehensive with 49 chapters, including a chapter on the increasing important alternative (or complementary) therapies, and a chapter on miscellaneous agents and medical devices. Comprehensive indexes of drugs and of side effects are included. ...This encyclopedic and authoritative book will be of use to residents and practitioners in all specialties of medicine and pharmacy. This is an excellent and needed update of the venerable tome on adverse effects of drugs. A limited but systematic search of therapeutic drugs did not uncover any significant omissions.
Doody's
M. Barry
...When information in relation to adverse effects of medicinal products is required this book is, in my view, one of the best sources available.
Irish Medical Journal
V. Tamborrino
...is a valuable reference for doctors, pharmacists, or any health professional wanting an informed view of undesired drug effects. It is essential to pharmacy library collections.
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Reviewer: David B. Bylund, PhD (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Description: This is the newest edition of the now classic reference work on the adverse effects of drugs. Each chapter covers a therapeutic group of drugs and starts with a monograph that discusses the group or the prototype drug. This is followed by shorter discussions of individual drugs. The thirteenth edition was published in 1996.
Purpose: This book appropriately seeks to provide an informed view of unwanted drug effects in order to make it possible to assess the potential benefits versus the potential risks of the drug to the patient. This objective is thoroughly met.
Audience: This encyclopedic and authoritative book will be of use to residents and practitioners in all specialties of medicine and pharmacy.
Features: The book covers essentially all drugs and drug classes currently used in clinical medicine. It is comprehensive with 49 chapters, including a chapter on the increasing important alternative (or complementary) therapies, and a chapter on miscellaneous agents and medical devices. Comprehensive indexes of drugs and of side effects are included.
Assessment: This is an excellent and needed update of the venerable tome on adverse effects of drugs. A limited but systematic search of therapeutic drugs did not uncover any significant omissions. The usual typographical errors and minor omissions cropped up, but this is not unexpected for a book of this size. For example, mecillinam is missing from the index. Although the American spelling is generally used for common words (estrogen vs. oestrogen), it is interesting that the British designation is often used for drug names (adrenalin(e) vs. epinephrine) mesalazine vs. mesalamine). Unfortunately, the American spelling is not always cross-indexed.
3 Stars from Doody

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780444500939
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
12/07/2000
Series:
Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs Series , #14
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
1912
Product dimensions:
7.96(w) x 10.52(h) x 3.08(d)

Meet the Author

Dr Jeffrey K. Aronson is a consultant clinical pharmacologist and physician in the Department of Primary Health Care in the University of Oxford and a consultant physician in the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Trust. He has been associated with the Meyler series since 1977 and has published many research papers on adverse drug reactions. He is President of the British Pharmacological Society and serves on many committees concerned with drug therapy, including the Technology Appraisal Committee of the UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Joint Formulary Committees of the British National Formulary and the British National Formulary for Children.

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