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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Adrienne L Au, Pharm.D(Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description: This user-friendly review incorporates updated, relevant material in the area of pharmacy practice. The previous edition was published in 2010.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide up-to-date pharmacy information to assist pharmacy students who are sitting for the NAPLEX examination.
Audience: This is an excellent book for general pharmacy practitioners, pharmacy students, and foreign pharmacy graduates. It is also helpful for pharmacy technicians to prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam. Each chapter is written by experts in their fields.
Features: The book covers a broad range of material, such as pharmacy math, pharmacy law, drug information, sterility drug preparation, and clinical trial design. The best quality of the book is that it is easy to read, with a helpful table of contents, graphs, algorithms, flow charts, and key points to emphasize important facts. Multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter reinforce important points. Another unique feature is the appendix, which contains helpful tips for pharmacy practice such as lab values, drugs used in different disease states, and common drug interactions.
Assessment: This is an excellent review, especially for pharmacy students preparing to sit for the NAPLEX examination. It is also good for practicing pharmacists to keep up-to-date with current pharmacy practice. This edition has been significantly revised and updated, and features three new chapters on biostatistics, drug information, and clinical trial design.