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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Nicole Sifontis, Clinical Associate Professor(Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description: This is a comprehensive review of the specialty area of pharmaceutical medicine, which encompasses drug discovery, research, and development, as well as global regulatory aspects of practice.
Purpose: The purpose is to expand on the global aspects of pharmaceutical medicine and to provide a comprehensive resource to the various healthcare providers who are involved in the practice of pharmaceutical medicine.
Audience: Practitioners in the pharmaceutical industry and academicians involved in drug studies are the intended audience.
Features: The book provides a historical and current review of drug discovery and development, informed consent procedures, complementary/alternative medicine, regulations in the cosmetic industry, and research involving special populations such as minors, children, and pregnant women. Particularly well covered are statistical principles and business aspects, areas that are often overlooked in other books with similar objectives.
Assessment: Written at a high level, this comprehensive compilation of the many aspects of pharmaceutical medicine should be a must read for those involved in or contemplating a career in this specialty area.