Modern Pharmaceutics / Edition 3

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An up-to-date, sequenced approach to drug dosage formulation, design and evaluation. This edition offers new chapters on regulatory aspects of the pharmaceutical industry in the European Union, the pharmaceutical needs of special populations, target-oriented drug delivery systems and more.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
...continues to be one of the indispensable texts for all practitioners in pharmaceutics, and its contents are required reading for all workers in the field....the third edition has taken into account many new developments in numerous fields.
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
...integrates drug delivery with biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics, providing the reader the rationale for the design of a drug delivery system and the specific biopharmaceutic or pharmacokinetic issues of problems being addressed or solved by the drug delivery system.
Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
...will be useful for pharmacy students as well as pharmacists involved in manufacturing.
La Gazette de l'APGI
...[a] comprehensive, integrated, sequenced approach to drug dosage formulation, design and outstanding excellent textbook....
From The Critics
This text and reference provides an integrated but sequenced approach to drug dosage formulation, design, and evaluation. It identifies the pharmacodynamic and physiological factors influencing drug action through various routes of administration. The 28 chapters concentrate on topics like: drug adsorption, pharmacokinetics, drug availability, route of administration and distribution, drug stability, performulation, cutaneous and transdermal delivery, disperse systems, table dosage forms, capsules, parental products, sustained- and controlled release delivery systems, target-oriented systems, optimization techniques, legal concerns, pediatric and geriatric aspects, biotechnology, dietary supplements, bio-equivalency, managed care, and future prospects. Contributors represent academic, health care, and industry perspectives. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

1 Drug Products: Their Role in the Treatment of Disease, Their Quality, and Their Status and Future as Drug-Delivery Systems 1
2 Principles of Drug Absorption 23
3 Pharmacokinetics 67
4 Factors Influencing Drug Absorption and Drug Availability 93
5 The Effect of Route of Administration and Distribution on Drug Action 119
6 Chemical Kinetics and Drug Stability 139
7 Preformulation 167
8 Cutaneous and Transdermal Delivery - Processes and Systems of Delivery 187
9 Disperse Systems 237
10 Tablet Dosage Forms 287
11 Hard and Soft Shell Capsules 335
12 Parenteral Products 381
13 Design and Evaluation of Ophthalmic Pharmaceutical Products 415
14 Delivery of Drugs by the Pulmonary Route 479
15 Sustained- and Controlled-Release Drug Delivery Systems 501
16 Target-Oriented Drug-Delivery Systems 529
17 Packaging of Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms 587
18 Optimization Techniques in Pharmaceutical Formulation and Processing 607
19 Food and Drug Laws that Affect Drug Product Design, Manufacture, and Distribution 627
20 European Aspects of the Regulation of Drug Products with Particular Reference to Development Pharmaceutics 645
21 Pediatric and Geriatric Aspects of Pharmaceutics 667
22 Biotechnology-Based Pharmaceuticals 695
23 The Pharmacist and Veterinary Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms 725
24 Dietary Supplements 735
25 Bioequivalency 751
26 Drug Information 767
27 Managed Care and Pharmacotherapy Management 799
28 A View to the Future 813
Index 833
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