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    1. 2005 Physicians' Desk Reference with PDR Electronic Library on CD-Rom
    by Medical Economics, Physicians
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    Asin: 1563634988
    Catlog: Book (2004-10-31)
    Publisher: Thomson Healthcare
    Sales Rank: 19477
    Average Customer Review: 3.44 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    The Authoritative Source of FDA-Approved Information on Prescription Drugs.

    Physicians have turned to PDR® for the latest word on prescription drugs for 59 years! Today, PDR is considered the standard prescription drug reference and can be found in virtually every physician's office, hospital and pharmacy in the United States. In fact, nine out of ten doctors consider PDR their most important reference source. The 59th edition is more than 3,000 pages—our most comprehensive edition ever!

    These critical new drugs are included in the 2005 edition:

    Cialis (tadalafil), a new selective inhibitor of cyclic guanosine monophosphate-specific phosphodiesterase type 5 indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

    Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium), a new HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor indicated as an adjunct to diet in the treatment of primary hypercholesterolemia, mixed dyslipidemia, and elevated triglyceride levels, or as an adjunct to other lipid-lowering therapies (or if these are unavailable) for treatment of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.

    Levitra (vardenafil HCl), a new selective inhibitor of cyclic guanosine monophosphate-specific phosphodiesterase type 5 indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

    Lexiva (fosamprenavir calcium), a new protease inhibitor indicated in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV infection in adults.

    Namenda (memantine HCl), the first NMDA receptor antagonist indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe dementia of the Alzheimer's type.

    Raptiva (efalizumab), a new recombinant humanized IgG1 kappa isotype monoclonal antibody indicated for the treatment of adults with chronic moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy.

    Symbyax (olanzapine and fluoxetine HCI), a new combination of 2 psychotropic agents for the treatment of depressive episodes associated with bipolar disorder.

    You'll find the most complete data on over 4,000 drugs by brand and generic name (both in the same convenient index), manufacturer, and product category. Your 2005 PDR provides usage information and warnings, drug interactions, plus more than 2,000 full-size, full-color photos cross-referenced to the product information.

    You will also find:

    >Phonetic spelling for most listings
    >A key to controlled substances
    >FDA use-in-pregnancy ratings
    >All other FDA-required information
    >Clinical pharmacology
    >Adverse reactions
    >Pediatric use

    On average, over 70% of the drugs found in PDR have prescribing information that has been updated from that found in the previous years' edition. This means that each year thousands of changes are made to drugs. Among these changes are:

    >Interactions with other drugs
    >Side Effects
    >Recommended Dosages
    >Black box warnings
    >How supplied methods


    The retail edition of the 2005 PDR includes a free PDR Electronic Library on CD-ROM. This valuable CD-ROM includes the full-text information of the 2005 Physicians Desk Reference, PDR For Nonprescription Drugs and Dietary Supplements and the PDR For Ophthalmic Medicines. As an added bonus, the PDR on CD-ROM also includes a Drug Interactions module that allows the user to check multi-drug regimens for potentially dangerous interactions. That’s over $280 worth of print information on one CD-ROM.

    The 2005 PDR also includes important information on how authorized prescribers (including U.S.-based MDs, DOs, Dentists, NPs, PAs, Nurse Midwives, Nurse Anesthetists, and Clinical Nurse Specialists in full-time patient practice and medical students and residents) can access:

    >mobilePDR, PDR's abbreviated drug information database for PDR applications
    >drug information on

    *Due to the importance of having current drug information, the PDR Electronic Library has a two year useful life. The software and data on this CD will expire on 12/31/06.

    For absolutely accurate information, you need the 2005 PDR! ... Read more

    Reviews (9)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Standard
    There are a lot of drug reference books. Many, if not most, are quite good. It depends more on how you like your information organized than anything else. The PDR is not designed to be carried in your pocket, it designed to be...well, exhaustive and filled with virtually all the data about the given drug. But regardless of what you think about the PDR, one thing is certain: The PDR has become a gold standard among practioners and is relied upon heavily by physicians.

    1-0 out of 5 stars A better alternative
    I am a clinical psychologist and need some drug info.
    The PDR is a perfect example of the difference between data and information and its publisher's high handedness is to be expected when it teams with M$.
    I just bought and love the Mosby 2004 Drug Guide. Better paper, easier to read, more usable info, and only $30. It is not completely 2004 (none are really current) and the index to brand names has a few omissions but these are minor problems.

    3-0 out of 5 stars CD Terrible
    Without question the PDR is a mandatory reference guide for physicians. It does contain all the required prescription drug monographs mandated by the FDA and has a reasonably useful indexing system for searching by Name, Generic, or Disorder/Treatment. The pill identification section is far from comprehensive and considering the decades this has been in publication I would expect slightly more. The lack of a Macintosh installer with the different versions of the cd (you can get this from being in different medical associations, as a medical student, or personally) is ridiculous. Stedmans is included completely in the 'individual' install, it's just not accessable from the PDR interface. The expiration date is ludicrous. Why? Because you own the physical volume (I own 2 shelves of a bookcase of the physical volumes). I have often had to reference back 8 or 9 years to see what formats a current medication was available in as people seem to take it for granted that if they are still taking the same medication, it is available in the same dosage and format. Some serious mistakes can and have been made because this information isn't available in a comprehensive archival system. There is no legitimate argument for an electronic licensing agreement which prevents you from accessing the same documents (less in fact) that you have in hardcopy format. The DRM is probably the only reason this isn't completely mac/other/pda's compatible and it is completely negligent of the publisher to not produce a full non-expiring library. I hope that at some point in time the PDR electronic version is treated correctly and made available as HTML with a Java/javascript search system. This could easily have been done, but wasn't in the name of money and it's harmful to the healthcare system.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A highly recommended pick for medical library holdings
    This Thomson Healthcare edition of Physicians' Desk Reference 2004 is a specifically designed professional reference for physicians and the medical community, and is updated yearly. Private practice, hospital, pharmacy, clinic, medical training centers and academic health libraries and health reference collections will find it an indispensable reference. This 58th edition lists all pharmaceutical manufacturers with address, phones and emergency contacts, includes products by category, and provides a diagnostic product information section which includes dosing instructions in Spanish, special notations on controlled substances, and FDA contacts. The extensive reference does require an in-depth knowledge of medicine for best access, making it a highly recommended pick for medical library holdings who will consider it a standard acquisition; but plenty of public and college-level libraries will find their patrons referring to it as well. Highly recommended.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Kind of like paying for one volume of the LA phone book...
    The PDR is basically a bloated collection of current-patent drug inserts printed on cheap newsprint. It weighs a ton, and contains virtually no information that one can't download from the relevant drug company's website for free.

    If you are a doctor, you probably get this book for free. That's about what it's worth, considering that its scope is limited to expensive non-generic drugs.

    If you have fifty bucks to spend on a drug reference, get something complete and useable like the "Physician's Drug Handbook." If you want full prescribing info for a current drug, you can get it off the internet without worrying about out-of-date info or expired CD's. ... Read more

    2. Nursing 2005 Drug Handbook (Nursing Drug Handbook)
    by Springhouse, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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    Asin: 158255322X
    Catlog: Book (2004-06-01)
    Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
    Sales Rank: 6961
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    3. Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia Classic 2005, Shirt Pocket Edition
    by Not Available, Steven M. Green
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    Asin: 1882742354
    Catlog: Book (2004-10)
    Publisher: Tarascon Publishing
    Sales Rank: 942
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    Book Description

    The Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia continues to be the most popular and most trusted portable drug dosing reference available!Newly updated for 2005, the Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia continues the high-quality tradition of a convenient, organized, and concise pocket manual packed with vital drug information meticulously peer-reviewed by experts and clinicians of multiple specialties. It details typical drug dosing (both FDA approved and off-label uses), available trade and generic formulations, metabolism, safety in pregnancy and lactation, relative drug pricing information, Canadian trade names, and an Herbal & Alternative Therapies section.Multiple invaluable tables supplement the drug content, including opioid equivalency, emergency drug infusions, cardiac dysrhythmia protocols, pediatric drug dosing, and much more. ... Read more

    4. Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics
    by Joel Griffith Hardman, Lee E. Limbird, Alfred G. Gilman
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    Asin: 0071354697
    Catlog: Book (2001-08-13)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
    Sales Rank: 13976
    Average Customer Review: 4.64 out of 5 stars
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    The Tenth Edition also brings the field of pharmacology up-to-date in terms of critical areas such as molecular biology, new drugs, and clinical studies that have contributed to the understanding of therapeutics and their role in the management of disease. Time-tested, yet up-to-the-minute, "G & G" is truly the most current, expert, and easy-to-use drug reference available today.

    Visit for more information. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Good....but out of date!
    "Goodman & Gilman" has been the staple of pharmacology for many years, and with good reason. While I agree with the other reviewers that it is the gold standard, in the "old days" the book was updated about every 5 years, and this one came out in 1996. Given that the book probably took a couple of years to revise, the information is close to 10 years out of date! As is stated in the Notice on p. xviii, "Medicine is an ever-changing science." I have been waiting for the 10th Edition for some time now...!

    5-0 out of 5 stars great for the right audience
    This book is great for the right audience, and for the right job. This book is not for the following people/jobs: 1. Medical students. If you are a medic, and you need a text for your pharmacology class, try the simpler and less detailed books like Katzung's. The level of detail in G&G may be overwhelming. 2. As an intern/resident, you really don't have the time for such details either. A pocket guide comes in handy for your day-to-day work. This book is excellent for research purposes, especially for presentation at a conference, for pharmacists and pharmacologists, and for others directly involved in drug dispensing or manufacture.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best pharmacology book you can own...and a good doorstop
    The most comprehensive pharmacology book to have as a healthcare professional or student

    4-0 out of 5 stars VERY CLOSE TO BEING PERFECT
    "Goldman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics" is one brain toasting book. It reminds me of the "Principles of Pharmacology: Basic Concepts & Clinical Applications" (edited by Paul Munson). Of course, either of these two books can serve as a reference tool; and although the latter maintains a price advantage, 'Goldman & Gilman's' is more ubiquitous.
    It is rich, versatile, and presents well laid-out voluminous chapters. Anyone who reads this book will appreciate how it tackled General Therapeutics, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Essential for the Pharmacology Part of the Boards!
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    This pharmacology book is solely responsible for my honors grades in pharmacology and on the national boards.

    All topics are covered comprehensively, with far greater clinical application than most pharmacology texts.

    The chapter organization makes sense, and it is well indexed. This was one of the few med school books I kept and used for years after leaving clinical medicine to go into research.

    I used the book for researching medications for family and myself - information on side effects and interactions was very good.

    There are almost no illustrations, and few charts, so it's not easy reading, but it is definitely worthwhile.

    -An MD- class of '84 ... Read more

    5. Dosage Calculations
    by Gloria D. Pickar
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    Asin: 0766862860
    Catlog: Book (2003-08-01)
    Publisher: Delmar Thomson Learning
    Sales Rank: 17041
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    This is a valuable reference for nurses to assist in dosage calculations and administration. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars For the math challenged...
    I bought this book for a math for nurses class. I took the class because even after all the math classes I've taken, math is still a struggle for me and this was a last effort before I start nursing school. THIS BOOK IS WONDERFUL! For the first time ever, "I get it." I feel totally comfortable with calculations now. The book gives you several different methods to solving and you can pick the one that works best for you. It's easy to read and has great examples. 5 stars!!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
    I would STRONGLY recomend this book to anyone entering the nursing and/or paramedicine field(s). I used this text during a recent course in college and found there was no need for an instructor! Extremely easy to understand with plenty of examples! The text comes with a cd, although I never used it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Dosage Calculations 6th edition
    This book is an excellent tool for learning to convert dosage calculations. Whether you are a beginner or wanting to brush up on your existing skills, the exercises contained in the book gradually become more difficult allowing you to skip the easier questions if necessary and jump straight to the more advanced problems. There are plenty of review problems to work out that ensure you are knowledgable of the material before you move on to the next chapter. There are clear, easy to follow instructions on various methods of calculating dosages so that you may choose the method that works best for you. There are word problems that portray actual scenarios that might be encountered in your career, rather than just hypothetical ideas. The book contains exellent photographs of actual medicine labels and medical equipment to familiarize you with what you will encounter. Each piece of information on the medicine label is defined for you in this book and it shows you samples of where to look and recognize this important information. The accompanying CD ROM is easy to follow and is an exellent study partner to the book. The initial introduction/test on the CD ROM will spot your areas of weakness and show you where you need to focus your attention. The directions are clear and to-the-point. You won't find a better book to learn dosage calculations anywhere. This book is simply the best and an asset to anyone's personal medical library. ... Read more

    6. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology (LANGE Basic Science)
    by Bertram G. Katzung, Bertram Katzung
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    Asin: 0071410929
    Catlog: Book (2003-12-15)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange
    Sales Rank: 17189
    Average Customer Review: 4.36 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    The most current, authoritative, and comprehensive pharmacology book for medical, pharmacy, and other health science students. Widely respected for its clarity, comprehensiveness, and organization, this pharmacology course book presents the essential concepts that students need to know about the science of pharmacology and their application. Focuses on the basic principles of each drug group as well as the clinical choice and use of drugs in patients and the monitoring of their effects. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars This is the greatest book for Pharmacology!!!!!!
    This book was my bible for Pharmacology. Even though "Goodman and Gillman" contains everything there is to know about the subject, which medical school student needs to know all of that. The book first starts each chapter with a review of fundamental physiology of the normal body. Next it describes the drug and its effects on the body. Next comes the clincal pharamcology of the drugs. The understanding of pharmacology from reading this book is unparalleled.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The "Bible" for Medical school pharmacology
    Katzung is brilliant. This text was an absolute bible for my med school pharmacology course & on rotations. If it's not in the Katzung book you probably don't need to know it. An absolute must to do well on the boards.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book, but too unwieldy for medical students.
    This book contains way to much information for students in a semester-long pharmacology course. The book is accurate and in depth, but contains way too much detail for medical professionals.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Facts For a Crime Writer's Research!
    I write about drugs, crime, and prison. Most of Appleton and Lange's work is a MUST book to have by my side. Running Out Of Road is a story about the DANGERS OF DRUG ADDICTION. Thanks for your helpful book! Robert M Appleton :-)

    5-0 out of 5 stars best practical pharm text out there
    This book has been a great reference for me as I've gone through medical school. Clear, well written, and with excellent illustrations, the information is easily accessible and quite practical. It may be a little advanced for beginner students, but it's an absolute must have reference for someone with a need to know pharmacology. ... Read more

    7. Pain Free : A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain
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    Asin: 0553379887
    Catlog: Book (2000-02-29)
    Publisher: Bantam
    Sales Rank: 1122
    Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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    Starting today, you don't have to live in pain.

    That is the revolutionary message of this breakthrough system for eliminating chronic pain without drugs, surgery, or expensive physical therapy. Developed by Pete Egoscue, a nationally renowned physiologist and sports injury consultant to some of today's top athletes, the Egoscue Method has an astounding 95 percent success rate. The key is a series of gentle exercises and carefully constructed stretches called E-cises. Inside you'll find detailed photographs and step-by-step instructions for dozens of motioncizes specifically designed to provide quick and lasting relief of:

    • Lower back pain, hip problems, sciatica, and bad knees
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome and even some forms of arthritis
    • Migraines and other headaches, stiff neck, fatigue, sinus problems, vertigo, and TMJ
    • Shin splints, varicose veins, sprained or weak ankles, and many foot ailments
    • Bursitis, tendinitis, and rotator cuff problems
    • Plus special preventive motioncise programs for maintaining health through the entire body.

    With this book in hand, you're on your way to regaining the greatest gift of all: a pain-free body!

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    5-0 out of 5 stars This book has helped me to recovery from a painful condition
    _Approximately five years ago I had a complete set of x-rays performed by an orthopedic surgeon, and was diagnosised with arthritis, painful heel spurs, and severe plantar fasciatis. Since that time I have tried all of the arthritis prescriptions, and I could not tolerate the side effects. Many visits later to a chiropractor and a poditrist I was still unable to be mobile without severe pain. Water aerobics seem to keep me active, but did not correct the problems. I have spent hundreds of dollars on orthoditics and corrective shoes and no relief.

    As I walked into the public library one day my eyes fell on this book sitting on the shelf next to the check out stand. I could not believe my eyes since it seems to have been written especially for me. This coincidence put me on my road to recovery. I have been doing the exercises about six months now, and I feel a hundred percent better. I now have a copy of this book in my personal library. I feel it is very important to read the complete book, and to keep it handy for reference and inspiration. I have a new lease on life due to the discovery of this book.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Egoscue's book appears both effective and economical.
    After two sessions with Egoscue's exercises, I've still spent less than $25, I can hold my head straighter, and my uneven gait from mis-aligned hips is much improved. Two sessions at the physical therapist would have cost $36 in hot-packs alone, never mind the cost of actual therapy. And I would have been treated for the hip or the shoulder, but probably not both.

    Egoscue recommends reading the introductory chapters, then moving to the chapters specific to your needs. This advice works well with one possible exception: you may miss the story about the woman so misaligned that after 45 minutes in a relaxed, static back posture, she went into muscle spasm. This story indicates that it might be wise for people with considerable pain or strong mis-alignment to have someone with them during the first days or weeks of doing these exercises, to begin with the minimum times recommended for each exercise, and to expect to take longer to reach maintenance.

    Egoscue might also have provided directions on how to get up after lying in some of these positions: I've found it helps to pull my legs in toward my torso, then turn onto my side before I try raising my head and upper body.

    All in all, Egoscue's book appears very helpful. I now have high hopes for my own recovery from various chronic muscle ailments and recommend the book (I'm getting ready to have mail a copy to my sister right now).

    5-0 out of 5 stars Better than yoga for 35 year old runner with hip pain
    I was on the verge of giving up running 4 miles several times a week due to hip pain. Yoga did not fix the problem. The hip routine reduced the pain noticeably the first day, and by the second day I only noticed the pain upon waking, before doing the exercises. I am on the fifth day, even the morning pain is fading, and I am able to run. My stride when running seems to be more efficient and shock-absorbing, because of the increased motion in my hip. It's more comfortable. I have been told twice that I am looking healthier than usual, which I think is due to my posture improving. I am also tending to sit up straighter at my desk. I'll still do yoga for muscle tone and balance, but Egoscue is the best for flexibility, and the exercises are easier than most yoga postures.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Dr. Michael L. Johnson
    This is an excellent book! A true solution to chronic pain, not just hype and promises never kept. Egoscue is right on the money with his excercises. In my humble opinion, the exercises fire muscle spindle cells which are receptors in the muscles and joint mechano-receptors which are receptors in joints. Increasing the firing of receptors increases the firing of impulses to the brain. Increased impulses to brain equals less pain.

    Dr. Michael L. Johnson author of "What Do You Do When the Medications Don't Work--A Non-Drug Treatment of Dizziness, Migraine Headaches, Fibromyalgia, and Other Chronic Conditions".

    5-0 out of 5 stars FOOT PAIN GONE!!???
    For about a year I was suffering from extreme foot pain. My foot didn't always hurt, but standing in certain positions I was incapable of bearing weight, my ankle would hurt so excruciatingly I would fall to the ground in pain. But as a full time mom of two small children, the time necessary to go to some Doctor was time I didn't know how to find. So I tried the Egoscue method. WELL it was a miracle. After a week of doing the exercises less than diligently and reducing the times on everythign considerably, the foot pain is GONE. I am beyond amazed. I've even purposefully stepped in ways used to hurt excruciatingly to see if they still did hurt, nope!!! I plan on halfheartedly doing the maintenance exercises. Here's hoping my neck and shoulder pain can be eradicated too!!! ... Read more

    8. Dangerous Doses : How Counterfeiters Are Contaminating America's Drug Supply
    by Katherine Eban
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    Asin: 0151010501
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-09)
    Publisher: Harcourt
    Sales Rank: 2743
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    In the tradition of the great investigative classics, Dangerous Doses exposes the dark side of America's pharmaceutical trade. Stolen, compromised, and counterfeit medicine increasingly makes its way into a poorly regulated distribution system-where it may reach unsuspecting patients who stake their lives on its effectiveness.

    Katherine Eban's hard-hitting exploration of America's secret ring of drug counterfeiters takes us to Florida, where tireless investigators follow the trail of medicine stolen in a seemingly minor break-in as it funnels into a sprawling national network of drug polluters. Their pursuit stretches from a strip joint in South Miami to the halls of Congress as they battle entrenched political interests and uncover an increasing threat to America's health.

    With the conscience of a crusading reporter, Eban has crafted a riveting narrative that shows how, when we most need protection, we may be most at risk.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Summer Reading
    This book is astounding.Told as a thriller, it shows why, unbelievably, your pharmacist cannot tell you where your prescription drugs have come from - they have no idea.

    One of many great reviews out there - this one in by Katharine Mieszkowski:
    "They call themselves the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and they hold meetings at Hooters. Their uniforms consist of black polo shirts emblazoned with a pack of horses flanking the Grim Reaper, who's wielding a scythe. One Horseman's name is Venema, which rhymes with "enema." But he prefers his code name: Ice Station Zebra. These dubious characters are the good guys in "Dangerous Doses: How Counterfeiters Are Contaminating America's Drug Supply," by Katherine Eban, an expose that wades into more rank Florida unseemliness than a Carl Hiaasen novel, and easily boasts three times the number of sleazebag villains...
    Eban mostly lets this stranger-than-fiction cast of characters tell the story, which makes it engaging, even though it's essentially about government failure. The real cause of the corruption of the drug supply isn't the money to be made. It's a weak regulatory system, which doesn't require complete proof ofthe route a drug takes from its manufacturer to the pharmacist. That opens the door for all kinds of shenanigans among the colorful, corrupt middlemen. The drug industry lobbyists say it would be unduly expensive to keep such records, and that they aren't necessary, even as Operation Stone Cold uncovers more and more stolen, fake and mishandled medicine. And the government continues to buy that argument, even after no lesser force than Gov. Jeb Bush convenes a grand jury to look into the matter. (What it turns up is horrifying to all involved.) ..."

    5-0 out of 5 stars An amazing read
    This is a book about an terribly important story--how our most expensive and important medicines are being counterfeited and debased and then sold by good pharmacies to unsuspecting citizens. But it is also a wonderfully exciting read, the kind of narrative nonfiction that doesn't come along very often. The author tells of a rag-tag group of investigators who have personality to spare, and an amazing young DA who decided to go after the counterfeiters in southern Florida. It's an exciting chase story, with lots of personality and humor.
    Even though the theme is scary, the story is riveting.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An eye-opening expose of the underbelly of pharmaceuticals
    Americans need to know that every time we enter the drug store, the current system of regulation allows for the possibility that the drugs we are purchasing are counterfeit or adulterated.Stored in individuals' laundry rooms, strip clubs and even trunks, the drugs that reach the public are not safe under the current system of regulation.Katherine Eban has written a riveting account of how greedy individuals have preyed upon the weakest of the weak who depend on these life-saving drugs for their very survival.Well-researched and thorough, this book provides a startling account of how greed can kill.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Shocking and heartbreaking
    This is a shocking, heartbreaking account of how one of our 'sacred cows'- the prescription drug industry- is really a corrupt breeding ground for low-end criminals and petty corruption.But at its core, and what makes the book such a great read, are the human stories- the stories of the victimized, and the stories of the five investogators who fight at all costs to expose what is happening.Well researched and highly recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Groundbreaking, accurate, important medical journalism
    This book recounts in exacting detail the adulteration of the critical drugs needed by cancer and other critically ill patients, the result of a investigation by a group of dedicated Florida policemen and the author.This fact-driven, exhaustively researched, and beautifully written account is a compelling read, and one which (as an academic physician and cancer specialist) I found impeccable.It is an essential book for anyone for whom the integrity of our medications are important--which is everyone in this country. ... Read more

    9. Travell & Simons' Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual (2-Volume Set)
    by David G. Simons, Janet G. Travell, Lois S. Simons, Barbara D. Cummings
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    Asin: 0683307711
    Catlog: Book (1998-11-01)
    Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
    Sales Rank: 17349
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent text
    I found the information quite thorough. It is written in a user-friendly way, easy to understand. I bought this book because it was listed as a reference for the chiropractic practice part 2 exam. This book helped me with the locations of the trigger points. Sometimes the chiro boards like to ask questions on trigger points. However, Leonardi's book: National Board of Chiropractic Part II Study Guide: Key Review Questions and Answers and National Board of Chiropractic Part III Study Guide: Key Review Questions and Answers with Explanations are excellent for board exam preparation. These three books are needed for the part II and Part III of the boards.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The ultimate in drug-free pain relief!
    As a Clinical Massage Therapist at a hospital, I use these books almost daily. In fact, I just ordered my second set. . . The first is so threadbare it's barely usable. ANYTIME I have a patient with a pain that I can't immediately identify I grab my Travell's. This set is an absolute BIBLE for anyone in the health care industry. Travell and Simons have esentially written "The Instruction Manual" for elliminating myofascial pain by going to it's source!

    Janet Travell, MD and David Simons, MD were absolute pioneers when it came to myofascial pain and it's treatment. What makes these books even more amazing is that they were written a full quarter of a century before doctors even acknowledged that myofascial pain actually exsisted. . . What makes them interesting is that, in this, the most current edition, they have re-evaluated about 65% of the sites that before would only be considered for cortizone or saline injection and now recommend these areas be attended to by a Massage Therapist. They even go into strong detail as to stroke, direction and stretching. There are still plenty of sites that they recommend for injection, but only in a last resort situation.

    The chapters are laid out in an incredibly easy to understand manner, though that's not even the beauty of the book's design. If you know the name of the muscle in question, you simply look inside the front cover; the muscle are all listed with their coresponding page numbers next to them. Don't know the name or not sure which muscle it is in the group? No problem. You again open the front cover and there, in 5th grade simplicity, are charts for all the areas covered in the book. Flip to the area in question and look through the diagrams. When you find (in the super well drawn diagrams) the pain you are trying to treat, you are given, not only several treatment plans, but etiology and most likely direct verve aggravation associated with the pain.

    My only problem with the set is that the book are not as well bound as maybe they could be for the price. You'll notice, however, that it didn't have enough of an impact on me to give it any less that a perfect score.

    I STRONGLY recommend this book for ANY health care practitioner that deals with pain control and alleviation.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Tour de Force
    Janet Travell MD and David Simons MD spent a lifetime studying the patterns and treatment of muscular and soft tissue pain in patients. It is a specialty in itself, and provides an amazingly detailed review of anatomy. These books are the bible on the subject written by the "mother" and "father" of the specialty. There will hardly be a day in the professional life of a busy primary care practitioner, rheumatologist, orthopedist, neurologist, physiatrist or physical therapist when these books will not be used. The more one knows of this field, the more revelations one gets into those difficult chronic pain patients. The etiology and muscular complexity of the huge field of "tension headache" syndromes now become clear. With these books you will have the tools to diagnose and treat effectively (usually dramatically) the entire spectrum of myofascial pain from head to toe, muscle by muscle. Why do so few physicians know of this vital area of medicine?

    5-0 out of 5 stars Essential Text
    The Trigger Point Manual is a two volume set detailing the current state of knowledge of trigger points and myofascial pain for both the upper body, vol. 1, and the lower extremities, vol. 2. It also contains fascinating analysis of how muscles work in different situations, offering insight into aspects of human movement. These wonderful books are essential reading for all manual therapists.

    5-0 out of 5 stars All MD's,DDS's,PT's,DO's&DC's Should Study & Use This Book!
    Literally millions of patients in pain could be helped if they and their health care professionals understood myofascial trigger points and referred pain, the concepts so thoroughly documented in the "Trigger Point Manual" by Travell and Simons. For example, over 80 percent of patients with TMJ disorder (TMD) experience myofascial pain. With a knowledgeable provider diagnosing, plus utilizing the patient's own self-help abilities for a home- care program, billions of dollars could be saved in unnecessary medications and procedures. Travell and Simons have given health care professionals a path to walk. This book should be required reading in all institutions of learning. -- This text refers to the Hardcover edition. ... Read more

    10. Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, & Biologicals
    by Maryadele J.O'Neil, AnnSmith, Patricia E.Heckelman, SusanBudavari, Merck
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    Asin: 0911910131
    Catlog: Book (2001-10)
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
    Sales Rank: 12782
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    An extensively revised and updated one-volume encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals that contains more than 10,000 monographs. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars MERCK'S REVELATIONS
    This edition of "The Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, & Biologicals" shows remarkable improvement over its predecessor.
    Boasting of diverse groups of chemicals and pharmaceuticals, it is a success in its own right. There are just plenty to be explored! The book brims with accurate up-to-date information. Pharmacists, Medics, Chemists, Biologists, Physicists, Agriculturists, and many other professionals who work with elements, compounds and mixtures will find this book very useful. It is revised, and is complemented with detailed descriptions, which include molecular formulae, molecular weights, as well as the percentage compositions of constituent chemicals in a compound or mixture.
    It is a valuable reference tool.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent chemical reference!
    This book must be the most organized reference book I have ever used. Its so fulfilling to be able to find exactly what you're looking for when you need it. Includes a common name index, chemical formula index, as well as registry numbers, therapeutic categories for drugs, useful tables, and organic chemical equations. highly recommended!

    3-0 out of 5 stars one of those things a chemist shouldn't be without
    While not the first reference book I would recommend for a general library, it is certainly one a library or chemist's office shouldn't be without.

    This is an encyclopedia, with abstracts on zillions of chemicals. Is this the most authoritative book on the planet? No. If you want that, go read Chem Abstracts.

    If you want an handy reference which will give you a pointer in the right direction for information on chemicals/drugs/biologics, then this is for you.

    Got chloroform in your waste water and wondering how it might have inadvertently developed from miscellaneous stuff dumped down the drain? Wow - acetone + bleach powder catalyzed with sulfuric acid = chloroform, with citations.

    Not always the most useful, but definately a good resource.

    1-0 out of 5 stars don't like it
    personally, I think that this index has the most innacurate information available. It never has what most people need and it's too hard to use.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Bible for chemists and chemistry students
    This is the most important and useful chemistry book for chemists and advanced level organic chemistry students. It shows all the physical constants, structures, information about synthesis, toxicity and use and reference. Although there are a few sites that provides the free online Merck Index, if you are into organic chemistry, it is not a bad idea to buy this one. It is much cheaper than the CRC Handbook of chemistry and physics! ... Read more

    11. The ICU Book
    by Paul L. Marino
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    Asin: 0683055658
    Catlog: Book (1998-01-15)
    Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
    Sales Rank: 27696
    Average Customer Review: 4.53 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars They used this book at my hospital.
    I bought this book because I saw a copy lying around the ICU and flipped through it. It's a great reference text if you need to know how to do something. I actually have it as bedside reading and it does that job poorly because it reads like a manual rather than a book. Also, despite Dr Marino's credentials, he is only one man and is of one opinion and he gives many recommendations that are contrary to current protocol (he also gives reasons and references as to why his way is better). I like his "advantages and disadvantages" evaluations for each procedure/drug/treatment.

    4-0 out of 5 stars icu book
    the book has excellent summaries of pathophys behind what we see/diagnose/measure/do in the icu. the book does have significant drawbacks, though, namely that it is highly biased towards the author's occasionally contraversial opinions. my attendings (all critical care experts) have debated some of his recommendations. also, with the most recent version published in 1997 (and knowing that the acutal revisions were probably done a year or so before that) the book is 5 years behind the times.

    in summary, good book for basics, for understanding how and why, for explanations of procedures and basic protocol. be wary of marino's unusual recommendations. be aware of more current recommendations. use other references as well for broader picture.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite
    This book is rare because it is original. It welcomes you to the real world of critical care as seen by one expert physician. It was probably never intended for quick reference or board prep. The relatively large print and generous spacing make the book bigger but more pleasant to read.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but First Edition Better
    Good book for the fundamentals and the physiology behind the patient care. As a critical care MD, I learned alot form the book during my training, however like another reviewer, I found this edition too long. The first edition (much shorter, and the one I learned from and want back) is much better and about half the pages.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I WORKED WITH DR. MARINO IN THE 80's
    As a former healthcare worker (RRT, CPFT) I had the immense pleasure of working with Dr. Marino in the 1980's. I saw firsthand how his practices were far ahead of those around him. His insights were brilliant and he was very much ahead of the times. This is a man who watched trace elements and used readily available meds to "mop up" free radicals to minimize O2 toxicity. Nobody else was looking at the micro processes of the human body for answers. He successfully weaned the unweanable patients from life support time and time again...simply by pulling some minute fact out of his head that turned out to be what everyone had been missing. Somewhat unconventional, but very very successful! I have since left the healtch care field and now run my own company, so I have nothing to gain here. I swear to you that Paul's patient outcomes were fabulous! I was pretty darn competent with chemistry, physiology, etc. so I feel qualified to review his skills. You should meet this man in person...he is very humble about his abilities...which is rare with someone of his ability. Paul...if you are out there...look me up! I am honored to have worked with you. You were WAY ahead of your time! Jack Marcelis ... Read more

    12. Drug Facts and Comparisons 2005 (Drug Facts and Comparisons)
    by Facts and Comparisons
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    Asin: 1574391933
    Catlog: Book (2004-10-01)
    Publisher: Facts and Comparisons
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    13. Jane's Chem-Bio Handbook (Jane's Chem-Bio Handbook)
    by Fraderick R., MD Sidell, William C., III Patrick, Thomas R. Dashiell, Ken, Md. Alibek, Scott, Md. Layne
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    Asin: 0710625685
    Catlog: Book (2002-09-01)
    Publisher: Jane's Information Group
    Sales Rank: 101405
    Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Newly updated, the Jane's Chem-Bio Handbook: Second Edition is an essential guide for US first responders that consolidates critical planning information and response procedures for a chem-bio incident. Fundamental on-scene procedural information includes initial response procedures, chemical agent indicator matrix, on-scene handling of biological agents, decontamination procedures, site set-up procedures with detailed graphics, and much more.

    Key contents include:

    Pre-incident planning

    On-scene procedures

    Comprehensive management checklists for rapid response

    Latest triage and casualty management

    Chemical-biological agent descriptions and effects

    Chemical-biological agent delivery systems and methods

    Management of biological casualties

    Post-incident recovery including critical incident stress debriefing

    Meteorological conditions

    Chem-bio case studies

    Jane's Chem-Bio Handbook: Second Edition is also available in Latin-American Spanish, Russian and French. Please ask your local Jane's representative for details.

    Intended for:First responders: Military, Police, Fire and EMS officials. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL!
    This is a wonderful book for any first responder to have.
    It is very easy to use because not only does it come with on and off scene procedures, but it also has quick reference tables and charts. On a scale of 1 to 5 I give it a 10!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Tries to be all things...
    and falls short. Jane's Chem-Bio Handbook is much improved over the freebie notepad version they gave out a few years back, but it suffers from a lack of focus. The small size, spiral binding, and tabs suggest it is intended as a first responder or incident commander handbook, but occasional topical discourses suggest that it is meant as a textbook. As a result, it is hard to find the information that would be needed on the scene (an index helps, but only slightly), while the coverage of the various topics is too uneven for it to be a good text. In some places, it seems to be simply a compilation of information from various (US) field manuals.

    There are some good ideas, but they seem to be sabotaged by the execution. The checklist version of the "Agent Indicator Matrix" (based on the Defense Protective Service model) is a good idea, but it is spread over three pages (instead of being arranged to fit on two facing pages in a landscape presentation or provided as a foldout) so that it can neither be copied easily or used easily in the book. A section on the threat of stolen military munitions, after noting that stockpiles in other countries are not as well secured as those in the US, then proceeds to a description of US weapons without describing distinguishing characteristics of chemical munitions relative to conventional munitions or how the munitions described might relate to foreign munitions.

    There are also some surprising errors in the hodgepodge of facts. The volume I purchased indicates that it is from the sixth printing, so I have to presume that most typos have been corrected. One particularly egregious error is in the characterization of liquid phosgene as "...not hazardous except as a source of vapor." This statement is highlighted in a little box with a finger pointing at it on page 106, and repeated on page 108. While certainly it is the vapor that kills, liquid phosgene splashed into the eyes is known to produce opacification. Subsequently, it is stated that "Phosgene [vapor] does not damage the eyes or skin..." Yet it is well known that concentrated phosgene vapor will irritate both the skin and eyes, and, while this would not be fatal, and is usually not permanent the downplaying of these risks is certainly inappropriate, to put it mildly.

    To try to close on a positive note, this book does have some good information salted in various odd spots. If you are responsible for a training program, it would be a good book for you to look at, provided it is not the only reference you use. The table of emergency decontamination materials found at a K-Mart, for instance, suggests an obvious bit of homework for your trainees.

    In summary, this handbook should not be your first or only purchase, but it probably has a place in a comprehensive library. Given the reputation of Jane's, a bit more proofreading would have been in order.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Jane's Chem-Bio Handbook: A useful tool
    Among those involved with the planning and implementation of specialized, multi-casualty incident response, this book is quite useful. Field personnel, command staff, and planners - all will find it helpful. I found it to be concise, packable, and physically handy. About the only thing I'd change would be to laminate the pages for weather resistance.

    R.D. Lopez, Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Specialist, Dept. of Public Health

    5-0 out of 5 stars Well written, portable, multi-purpose
    This book offers a concise overview of (1) on scene procedures such as triage and decontamination, (2) general characteristics of weapon classes, (3) details of specific agents, and (4) treatments. It also describes precursor chemicals and 4 case histories. It is better written and more detailed than the comparable book "First responder chem-bio handbook". ... Read more

    14. Pharmacotherapy (Pharmacotherapy)
    by Joseph T. DiPiro, Robert L. Talbert, Gary C. Yee, Gary R. Matzke, Barbara G. Wells, L. MichaelPosey
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    Asin: 0071416137
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-31)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
    Sales Rank: 8104
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    Book Description

    The gold standard text for the therapeutics course mandatory in pharmacy schools. Now in its sixth edition, this classic text continues its long-standing tradition of offering unparalleled guidance in the development of pharmaceutical care plans. The book provides a unique process of thinking about pharmacotherapy the process which uses evidence-based approaches to the drug treatment of diseases.

    *FREE Online Resource Center for professors and students - study materials, web chapters, questions and answers, and updates
    *NEW Key Concepts begin each chapter
    *Excellent use of algorithms, tables, and charts – provides clear recommendations
    *“Clinical Controversies” in the treatment sections of disease-oriented chapters ... Read more

    15. Appleton & Lange Review of Pharmacy
    by Gary D. Hall, Barry S. Reiss, Gary Hall, Barry Reiss
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    Asin: 0071425438
    Catlog: Book (2004-03-26)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange
    Sales Rank: 70474
    Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    The best-selling question and answer pharmacy review book! Includes over 1,500NAPLEX® exam-style questions with concise answers and explanations, 30 “Patient Medication Profiles” (cases), and a CD-ROM with a practice test, including Q&A and cases not found in the book. ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Good Reference Book
    I purchased the last edition of this book, but decided more people would read the review for this edition. The book is an excellent review of Pharmacy. Note that I did not say an excellent review for the NAPLEX. This book has more information than you will need to pass the exam. However, if you are worried about your skills or would like to brush up this is an excellent reference. Try not to get too hung up on the questions you miss. Also advice for students taking the NAPLEX soon, don't take the pre-NAPLEX. It's a waste of 50 dollars. Chances are you'll pass the NAPLEX look at the statistics. ... Read more

    16. Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs
    by Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, Lloyd Yee Young, Wayne A. Kradjan, B., Joseph Guglielmo, Brain K. Alldredge, Robin L. Corelli
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    Asin: 0781748453
    Catlog: Book (2004-06-01)
    Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
    Sales Rank: 30512
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Applied Therapeutics
    Not just a drug reference, this is a clinical book.... teaches critical thinking and application of drugs, recommended by many PharmD's. You'll use it for ever.

    5-0 out of 5 stars IF YOU ONLY NEED ONE BOOK IN PHARMACY; THIS IS IT!!!!
    Very Nicely Done!!! There are some Typos, but overall it is an awesome book. A must for any pharmacist/pharmacy student!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars This Is The Gold Standard For Pharmacy
    The best book anywhere on the subject of applied therapeutics. The format is easy to follow, a series of logical questions and answer leading to intelligent therapeutic conclusions. Each section is written by a leading expert in their field.

    5-0 out of 5 stars It is like having a pharmacy consult sitting next to you
    This book now slightly outdated, has two very valuable features. First it is very thorough. Practically every drug and its therapeutic application is discussed. Second the discussion is not just a factual presentation in the PDR sense but an attempted detailed clinical evaluation. Specific patient scenerio's are portrayed with various choices, considerations and outcomes. The patient Rx question is reviewed as if the particular patient is before you and you are on the phone with the pharmacy consult. I find it very useful to gain a picture of a careful, slow and detailed evaluation of proper patient Rx practices. This is not written as a quick reference guide, it is a course in itself on clinical Rx methods and approaches. It is a wonderful book to add to your library. I have no doubt that it's approach will provide better patient care. What it needs is an on-line update feature.

    5-0 out of 5 stars ***A complete CLINICAL review of medications
    This is a very thorough and clinically-based book on pharmacology. The question and answer format goes directly to the heart of medication problems seen in a medical practice. Sections follow disease processes well and are indexed well. I wish this book had been available in medical school. It is very detailed for all levels, yet presents information is a succinct, readable format. This is not a PDR; it is a clinical text with immediate practical advice. If you read the sections on acne and hypertension you will realize this is not your usual general pharmacology text. The fine details of treatment are all there ... Read more

    17. Handbook of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Formulations
    by Sarfaraz K. Niazi
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    Catlog: Book (2004-04-30)
    Publisher: CRC Press
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    Pharmaceutical formulations remain as much an art today as they have evolved into complex science. With exponential growth of generic formulations, the need for ready formulations has increased. Essentially an authoritative practical guide in the art and science of formulating drugs, the six-volume handbook contains the Bill of Materials and Manufacturing Directions for over 2000 drug formulations, including a number of biotechnology and patented drugs. The author has painstakingly assembled these volumes from FDA New Drug Applications, patent applications and other sources of generic and proprietary formulations, all supplemented by his 30-plus years of experience in pharmaceutical formulations. Each volume of the series is divided into two parts: the section on regulatory and manufacturing guidelines and the section on formulations. The series provides chapters on issues related to generic manufacturing of drugs including cGMP compliance, pre-approval inspections, stability testing, bioequivalence testing, packaging commodity development, changes to aNDAs, SUPAC for equipment and a large number of other relevant and current topics of interest to the pharmaceutical industry. Each category of drug formulations, as classified in a separate volume, is analyzed for the common difficulties in formulating drugs. This book is the first of its kind published in the pharmaceutical literature and is a must collection for all pharmaceutical manufacturers, educational institutions and regulatory authorities. Companies with large formulation teams will find this book an excellent platform for benchmarking their own products and the generic companies will find this book an excellent source of information prior to embarking on formulating drugs coming off patent; this book will mean getting on the filing of the aNDAs in the shortest possible time. This book should also serve as an excellent teaching tool, not only for those working in the manufacturing environment but also in academia. ... Read more

    18. Katzung's Pharmacology: Examination and Board Review
    by Anthony J. Trevor, Bertram G. Katzung, Susan B. Masters
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    Asin: 0838581471
    Catlog: Book (2001-08-06)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange
    Sales Rank: 27935
    Average Customer Review: 4.43 out of 5 stars
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    Katzung is the book of choice for medical students, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and any other health care student who needs a thorough review of pharmacology. This new edition has USMLE-type questions, case studies, and new information on herbal supplements. --Carolyn Lewis ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars great
    This is what I used for pharm class in medical school (even though I bought the 'Big' one too). It's clear, simple and is great to use in your course and then again when studying for boards.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent and complete book
    This is the perfect book for using concurrently with a medical school pharmacology course. It is more complete and accurate than Lippincott and it contains amazing figures and graphs that help to delineate the differences between similar drugs, for example the catecholoamine receptor agonists.

    It would be difficult to get through this whole book if you started from scratch a month or two before the boards, but if you used it along with your pharmacology course then it is excellent for review. Each chapter is followed by useful board-type questions that help you assess how much you have absorbed.

    In addition Lange offers this book in a size guaranteed to satisfy every customre. If you use this book during the year and then study for the shelf using their "USMLE Road Map: Pharmacology" you will have a very easy time memorizing the facts from this smaller book, because it corresponds nicely to this medium-sized text.

    I think that this book is very well-organized. Possibly more importantly I think that the index and the appendixes make looking up drugs and side effects very easy which makes this book a great reference to keep even after you've taken Step I. It's still on my shelf and I have used it for reference during my third year clerkships.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Katzung's Pharmacology: Examination and Board Review
    This book is a great book in that covers all the material you need in a proper pharmacology course, as Lippincott is very deficient. As a review book, the style in which it is written makes it a bit difficult for review. Each drug should be covered separately, and all its effects should be included with it. The book should also contain better tables, listing both drug effects and adverse effects: since certain drugs are better than others in the same group, and some drugs are used for different purposes. It would make it a bit easier to review, since it is supposed to be a review book. In other words, the book is written nicely with excellent figures, but the tables are unthoughtful and deficient for reviewing purposes. One COMPLETE table of all drugs should be placed in the back of the book as well, listing drug effects and adverse effects for a quick review. Katzung and trevor didn't do such a great job with organising this book, so you must use it and make your own tables and notes... proper ones... so that you may be able to quickly review.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Katzung's Pharmacology: Examination and Board Review
    Oh, and the questions are good, though highly detailed and picky. Use another question source as an adjunct to maximise thinking more broadly about the pharmacology topics; to help you get the bigger picture.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A More 'Realistic" choice than the full version
    I originally bought the full textbook version of this (Katzung's Basic and Clinical Pharmacology). I thought it was a great book, full of good information. If you are in a scenario where you have the time to read it, it is a great purchase!
    Now, if you are reading this, you probably want something more concise than "Basic and Clinical Pharmacology". Katzung's Examination and Board Review is a good start. It seems to be a good compromise between a full textbook and a review book that is little more than an outline. This book can be used to learn intial concepts as well as review them. It is a good choice for someone who needs to learn the material, but doesn't have the time to read the "big book". I highly recommend it for medical students/ ... Read more

    19. Intravenous Medications 2005: A Handbook for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals (Intravenous Medications)
    by Betty L. Gahart, Adrienne R. Nazareno
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    Asin: 0323024149
    Catlog: Book (2004-07-01)
    Publisher: C.V. Mosby
    Sales Rank: 12744
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    Published annually to provide the most current IV drug information possible, the 2005 edition of Intravenous Medications is updated throughout with hundreds of new drug facts and approximately 10 new monographs for IV drugs recently approved by the FDA. More than 350 drug monographs are presented alphabetically by generic name in a clinically useful format. Each monograph heading includes the drug's generic name, pronunciation, trade name(s), drug category, and pH. Monograph sections include: usual dose; pediatric dose; infant and/or neonatal dose; dose adjustments; dilution, including storage; compatibilities; incompatibilities; rate of administration; actions; indications and uses; contraindications; precautions, including monitor, patient education, maternal/child, and elderly; drug/lab interactions; side effects; and antidote. All drugs are listed in the index by generic and common trade names, as well as by pharmacologic action. Appendixes offer useful information on handling cyto ... Read more

    by Anna M. Curren, Laurie D. Munday
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    Asin: 076685938X
    Catlog: Book (2001-10-17)
    Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
    Sales Rank: 18850
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    Calculating dosages has never been so easy!Dimensional Analysis for Meds is a completely self-instructional learning tool created to simplify clinical calculations.Utilizing the method of dimensional analysis, the material is presented in a helpful format that encourages step-by-step learning. ... Read more

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