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From The CriticsReviewer: Thomas Jacobsen, PharmD, MS, RPh, FASCP(ViroPharma Incorporated)
Description: This is the second edition of this book, designed to be used as a guide for self-treatable medical conditions.
Purpose: The purpose is to assist students and practitioners in recommending nonprescription products and devices. This is an excellent text for use in over the counter (OTC) courses.
Audience: This book is geared for use by students and practitioners desiring a comprehensive text on OTC therapeutics. The author is an expert in his field and publishes regularly on OTC subjects.
Features: This book covers the entire breadth of OTC therapeutics of many conditions including oral and gastrointestinal, respiratory, central nervous system, ophthalmic and otic as well as various others. Of particular use is the new section of color photos of medical conditions for use in developing skills in visual assessment. In addition, the case studies allow students to focus on real-life scenarios commonly seen in practice.
Assessment: This book is user friendly and reasonably priced for today's pharmacy student. It provides a comprehensive overview of OTC therapeutics in a logical yet dynamic format. This book is also a great reference for current practitioners who wish to brush up on certain therapeutic areas.