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From The CriticsReviewer: Michael Mancano, Pharm.D. (Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description: This book covers a wide variety of therapeutic topics important to pharmacists. Clinical cases in the book are rated in order of their degree of therapeutic difficulty, which is helpful to the student/reader.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an update that includes new topics evolving in the world of pharmacotherapy.
Audience: "The book is written for pharmacy students and as a reference for pharmacy practitioners.
Features: All areas of pharmacotherapy essential to the practice of pharmacy are covered, from general topics such as kinetics, toxicology, and patient communication, to each therapeutic area and specific disease states. I found the obstetrics/gynecology section especially well written and well referenced with current information. The case format helps the reader understand complex material in all of the therapeutic areas. The color insert is a feature usually found in medical school texts and is a great addition for a pharmacy book.
Assessment: "Because of the advances in pharmacotherapy, this edition is a needed update. This book is comparable to other texts widely used in pharmacy education such as DiPiro et al., Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 6th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2005) and Koda-Kimble et al., Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs, 8th edition.