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Pharmacotherapy A Pathophysiologic Approach, 8th Edition

The most comprehensive, widely used, and evidence-based pharmacotherapy text available

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A Doody’s Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE for 2011!

“This is a gold standard reference in pharmacy and the information it provides equips readers with the knowledge base and confidence to provide the highest quality of patient care.”–Doody’s Review Service

Hailed by Doody’s Review Service as “one of the best in pharmacy” Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach is unmatched in its ability to help students develop a mastery of evidence-based medicine for optimum patient outcomes. The eighth edition will feature the addition of SI units throughout and an increased number of global examples and clinical questions.


  • Unparalleled guidance in the development of pharmaceutical care plans
  • Full-color presentation
  • Key Concepts in each chapter
  • Critical Presentation boxes summarize common disease signs and symptoms
  • Clinical Controversies boxes examin complicated issues you face when providing drug therapy
  • NEW material added to the online learning center
  • EXPANDED evidence-based recommendations
  • EXPANDED coverage of timely issues such as palliative care and pain medicine
  • Therapeutic recommendations in each disease-specific chapter

About the Author

Author Profiles
Joseph DiPiro, PharmD, FCCP
Executive Dean and Professor,
South Carolina School of Pharmacy

Robert Talbert, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
University of Texas, Health Science Center

Gary Yee, PharmD, FCCP
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
University of Nebraska, Medical Center

Gary Matzke, PharmD, FCP, FCCP
Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical Research and Public Policy
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Clinical Research and Public Policy

Barbara Wells, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, BCPP
Dean and Professor, Executive Director of the Research Institute of Phamaceutical Sciences
University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy

L. Michael Posey, BS Pharm
Editorial Director
American Pharmacists Association

I have just received a copy of 8th edition from Amazon. This is not a review of the content (which from past editions, I am sure is excellent), but rather of how the book is physically put together.

With the 8th edition, there are more than 2668 (8.5 X 11 inch) pages all bound together in one volume, and the text margins are way too tight towards the spine of the book….and this forces the reader to read text on highly curved pages, or to “dig” for text that is pinched down towards the spine of the book.

The book I received would be much more reader-friendly if its contents were printed over multiple volumes, or if a larger page size had been used along with more accommodating margins.

This book is good reference for clinical pharmacists and students. it covers relevant topics suficiently though it is brief in a few. i do aggree with other readers that the paper quality is not the best because you cannot highlight important text as it is too thin. i did not like the idea of being referred to a website to read topics that were supposed to be covered in the book. overall i think its a good resource.

Product Details :

  • Hardcover: 2700 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical; 8 edition (April 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071703543
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071703543
  • Product Dimensions: 3.1 x 8.9 x 11.2 inches

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