Reviewer:Adrienne L Au, Pharm.D(Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description:This is an excellent book about drug formulations and their different delivery systems. Each delivery system is explained in great detail and includes ample examples applicable to daily practice.
Purpose:The purpose is to educate health providers, allowing them to choose appropriate routes of drug administration to best enhance the therapeutic outcomes of their patients. This worthy objective is well executed.
Audience:This book is written for pharmacists and pharmacy students taking special electives. It provides a good background for graduate students who want to pursue research work on drug reformulations. The authors have numerous publications and are well respected for their knowledge in this field.
Features:All pharmacokinetic dosage formulations, indications, and routes of administrations for most commonly used drugs are covered. The diagrams and tables of comparison between different drugs are especially helpful. The objectives listed at the beginning of each chapter help to enforce the key points and the glossary at the end of the book provides clear definitions of the terminology.
Assessment:Thus far, this is the only book written in great detail about drug delivery systems. It is a useful reference for clinicians/pharmacists to aid in clinical decision-making when choosing the best route of administration for a patient.