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Pharmaceutical Chemistry


Author: Jill Barber,Chris Rostron
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199655308
Category: Medical
Page: 368
View: 9721
Taking medication is a common occurrence for many people, whether it is to soothe an aching head, regulate blood sugars, or treat life-threatening conditions such as HIV or cancer. Examining how drugs are manufactured, formulated, and the way that they work in our bodies, Pharmaceutical Chemistry provides a wide-ranging overview of organic chemistry as it is applied to the study and practice of pharmacy. FEATURES * Supports an integrated pharmacy education * Focuses on the fundamental ideas that first-year students need to fully grasp before progressing in their studies * Demonstrates the connections between scientific concepts and principles and how they are applied to pharmacy * Written and edited by experts who have a wealth of teaching experience COMPANION WEBSITE For registered adopters of the book: - Figures from the book, available to download For students: - Self-assessment questions for each chapter - Related additional resources ABOUT THE SERIES The Integrated Foundations of Pharmacy series supports those who are at the beginning of their journey to become a pharmacist. Students will begin to understand how a drug molecule is made; the process that turns it into a medicine; the role the pharmacist has when dispensing that medicine; and what happens in the body when it is taken. Most importantly, the series shows how each of these aspects are integrated, reflecting the most up-to-date teaching practices.

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Pharmacy Practice


Author: Jason Hall,Chris Rostron
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199655324
Category: Medical
Page: 166
View: 4562
The Integrated Foundations of Pharmacy series is for those at the start of their journey to become a pharmacist. It helps students understand how a drug molecule is made and then turned into a medicine; the role they will have when dispensing; and how the medicine works in the body. Most importantly, it shows how all of these aspects come together.

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Pharmaceutics

The Science of Medicine Design
Author: Philip Denton,Chris Rostron
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199655316
Category: Medical
Page: 273
View: 7104
Taking medication is a common occurrence for many people, whether it is to soothe an aching head, regulate blood sugars, or to treat life threatening conditions, such as HIV or cancer. In the UK alone, over 900 million prescriptions are dispensed every year. Overseeing all of this are pharmacists: experts in medicines and their use. The Integrated Foundations of Pharmacy series supports those who are at the beginning of their journey to become a pharmacist. The reader will begin to understand how a drug molecule is made; the process that turns it into a medicine; the role the pharmacist has when dispensing that medicine; and what happens in the body when it is taken. Most importantly, the series shows how each of these aspects are integrated, reflecting the most up-to-date teaching practices. Pharmaceutics: the science of medicine design explores the different forms that medicines can take, and demonstrates how being able to select the best form - be it a tablet, injectable liquid, or an inhaled gas - requires an understanding of how chemicals behave in different physical states. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany Pharmaceutics: the science of medicine design features: For registered adopters of the book: - Figures from the book, available to download. For students: - Self-assessment questions to help the reader to check and reinforce understanding of the material introduced in each chapter.

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Foundation in Pharmacy Practice


Author: Ben J. Whalley,Kate E. Fletcher,Sam E. Weston,Rachel Howard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780853697473
Category: Medical
Page: 212
View: 7928
Gives an introductory overview to pharmacy practice. This book is suitable for first year undergraduate students, providing a starting point for further study and is facilitated by regular signposting and referencing to specific texts. It also includes an easily navigated glossary of reference terms.

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Therapeutics and Human Physiology

How Drugs Work
Author: Elsie Gaskell,Chris Rostron
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199655294
Category: Medical
Page: 213
View: 3951
The Integrated Foundations of Pharmacy series is for those at the start of their journey to become a pharmacist. It helps students understand how a drug molecule is made and then turned into a medicine; the role they will have when dispensing; and how the medicine works in the body. Most importantly, it shows how all of these aspects come together.

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Pharmacy Practice Research Methods


Author: Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319146726
Category: Medical
Page: 247
View: 1963
This book presents a contemporary view of pharmacy practice research covering theories, methodologies, models and techniques that are applicable. It has thirteen chapters covering the range of quantitative, qualitative, action research and mixed methods as well as management theories underpinning change in pharmacy practice. “Pharmacy Practice Research Methods” examines the evidence and impact as well as explores the future. Pharmacy practice is rapidly transforming and as such it is to be adaptable as student and academic researchers and to not only understand techniques and methodologies, but as champions to nurture the field. There is a literature in this area but few integrated texts which cover the wide range of pharmacy practice including methodologies, evidence, practice and policy. This book provides a solid foundation for exploring these phenomenon further, and is expected to serve as a valuable resource for academics, students, policy makers and professional organisations.

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Pharmacy Education in the Twenty First Century and Beyond

Global Achievements and Challenges
Author: Ahmed Fathelrahman,Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim,Alian A. Alrasheedy,Albert Wertheimer
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128119462
Category: Medical
Page: 378
View: 3669
Pharmacy Education in the Twenty First Century and Beyond: Global Achievements and Challenges offers a complete reference on global pharmacy education, along with a detailed discussion of future issues and solutions. This book begins with a brief overview of the history of pharmacy education, covering all levels of education and styles of learning, from undergraduate, continuing professional education, and methods for self-learning and development. Teaching strategies such as team-based learning, problem-based learning and interdisciplinary education are also described and compared to conclude why certain pharmacy programs attract students, and why educators prefer particular teaching strategies, assessment tools and learning styles. As a result, this book provides pharmacy educators, administrators, students and practitioners with a comprehensive guide to pharmacy education that will enable readers to choose the best approaches to improve, reform or select a program based on worldwide experience and the latest available evidence and research. Describes and discusses the advantages and disadvantages associated with different types of pharmacy curricula, degree programs, styles of learning, teaching strategies, and more Edited and written by a team of authors to provide diverse global experiences and insights into what factors make a program attractive and successful Covers important topics in pharmacy education, such as quality and accreditation issues, the business of pharmacy education, leadership and similarities

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Pharmacy Practice, Second Edition


Author: Geoffrey Harding,Kevin M. G. Taylor
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482253437
Category: Medical
Page: 482
View: 3743
Pharmacy Practice discusses the many factors impinging on daily practice and the place of pharmacy in the delivery of health care. The book goes beyond simply considering how pharmacy is practised and draws on a diverse range of disciplines, including sociology, social policy, psychology, anthropology, history and health economics, with each contributor bringing a unique perspective and insight into that practice. In this fully updated edition, the content and presentation have been thoroughly revised and new material added to reflect the many changes that have occurred in the last edition, particularly in pharmacy and health policy and professional regulation and development. The book provides the background and context for issues currently impacting professional practice and which will determine how pharmacy will develop in the future.

    • Science

Pharmacy Informatics


Author: Philip O. Anderson,Susan M. McGuinness,Philip E. Bourne
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420071764
Category: Science
Page: 308
View: 7896
Applies the Principles of Informatics to the Pharmacy Profession Emphasizes Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement Approaches Leading the way in the integration of information technology with healthcare, Pharmacy Informatics reflects some of the rapid changes that have developed in the pharmacy profession. Written by educators and professionals at the forefront in this field, the book shows how informatics plays a central role in providing productive and efficient healthcare services. After defining pharmacy informatics, the text explores the information and biomedical technologies that are the drivers of change. It then discusses the basics of maintaining the reliability and security of computers in a connected world, the need for standardization in the healthcare industry, and effective strategies for searching, evaluating, and managing the wide variety of information resources available today. The next section covers the types of information systems that exist in hospitals and pharmacies, including bar coding. The book then presents tools for evidence-based practice, computerized clinical pharmacokinetics methods, clinical decision support, and data mining methods to improve therapy, reduce adverse outcomes, and cut costs. The final section examines various developments driven by the Internet and how current informatics solutions must evolve to maximize their potential. The continual growth and increasing complexity of therapeutic information necessitate new ways for effectively handling medical data and ultimately providing better patient care. This book discusses how these changes affect pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists, preparing them for what lies ahead in this evolving field.

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Introduction to Acute and Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice


Author: David A. Holdford
Publisher: ASHP
ISBN: 1585285471
Category: Medical
Page: 450
View: 7888
Learn How to Thrive in Today’s Institutional Pharmacy Practice Landscape The Only Comprehensive Introductory Guide, Updated and Expanded With ASHP’s Introduction to Acute and Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice, 2nd Edition, pharmacy students and technicians can gain a professional head start by learning essential vocabulary, legal and regulatory issues, and the core clinical and administrative pharmacy operations in various practice settings. It is also a useful reference for new practitioners and anyone else interested in institutional pharmacy’s current financial, technological, and distributional systems. Written by David A. Holdford, RPh, MS, PhD, FAPhA, with additional content from 27 leading experts, the second edition provides a thorough introduction to all aspects of the institutional pharmacy practice in both hospital and outpatient settings, with a special focus on the developing role of technicians. It has been thoroughly updated to cover all current developments, and is clearly written, with Key Facts, What Ifs and other learning enhancements that make terms, concepts, and processes easy to understand and apply. 2 New and 18 Updated Chapters Cover Topics including: Key legal and regulatory issues Managing medication use and distribution Professional terminology Technology and automation Financial management, inventory, and cost control Sterile product preparation and administration Managing people and leadership Careers and training options The expanding role of pharmacy technicians Along with an understanding of the workings of institutional practice, students and new pharmacists can acquire the terminology that enables them to speak knowledgeably, along with insight into professional opportunities, including some non-traditional ones.

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Pharmacy Practice in Developing Countries

Achievements and Challenges
Author: Ahmed Fathelrahman,Mohamed Ibrahim,Albert Wertheimer
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128017112
Category: Medical
Page: 516
View: 4475
Pharmacy Practice in Developing Countries: Achievements and Challenges offers a detailed review of the history and development of pharmacy practice in developing countries across Africa, Asia, and South America. Pharmacy practice varies substantially from country to country due to variations in needs and expectations, culture, challenges, policy, regulations, available resources, and other factors. This book focuses on each country’s strengths and achievements, as well as areas of weakness, barriers to improvement and challenges. It sets out to establish a baseline for best practices, taking all of these factors into account and offering solutions and opportunities for the future. This book is a valuable resource for academics, researchers, practicing pharmacists, policy makers, and students involved in pharmacy practice worldwide as it provides lessons learned on a global scale and seeks to advance the pharmacy profession. Uses the latest research and statistics to document the history and development of pharmacy practice in developing countries Describes current practice across various pharmacy sectors to supply a valuable comparative analysis across countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America Highlights areas of achievement, strengths, uniqueness, and future opportunities to provide a basis for learning and improvement Establishes a baseline for best practices and solutions

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Pharmacy Practice


Author: Kevin M. G. Taylor,Geoffrey Harding
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203303156
Category: Medical
Page: 561
View: 3615
Today's pharmaceutical services are patient-oriented rather than drug-oriented. This shift towards patient-centred care comes at a time when healthcare is delivered by an integrated team of health workers. Effective pharmacy practice requires an understanding of the social context within which pharmacy is practised, recognising the particular needs and circumstances of the users of pharmaceutical services and of pharmacy's place within health service provision. Designed for undergraduate and postgraduate pharmacists, Pharmacy Practice provides a background to the social context of pharmacy including: * the development of pharmacy practice * international dimensions of pharmacy practice * health, illness, and medicines use * professional practice * meeting the pharmaceutical care needs of specific populations * measuring and regulating medicines use * research methods, evaluation, audit and clinical governance

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Integrated Pharmaceutics

Applied Preformulation, Product Design, and Regulatory Science
Author: Antoine Al-Achi,Mali Ram Gupta,William Craig Stagner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470596929
Category: Medical
Page: 991
View: 2458
An examination of all aspects of the science and art of dosage form development Integrating physical pharmacy, drug design, and drug regulation, this book examines all the key elements needed to produce effective dosage forms for drug delivery. It begins by setting a solid foundation of physical pharmacy principles such as drug stability estimation, rheology, and interfacial properties. Next, the authors explain how to incorporate these principles into product design. Lastly, the book integrates harmonized pharmaceutical development regulatory guidelines and requirements with the science and technology of pharmaceutical product design in the United States, European Union, and Japan. Integrated Pharmaceutics offers a comprehensive portrait of pharmaceutical product design, fully describing the science and art of dosage form development. Readers will find clear and thorough coverage of: Fundamental physical pharmacy principles and their role in drug product design Regulatory science section covering drug regulation, pharmacy compounding practices, manufacturing validation, and quality systems and controls Recent regulatory guidelines for quality by design, design space analysis, process analytical technology, polymorphism characterization, blend sample uniformity, stability protocols, and biopharmaceutical classification systems Each chapter includes a glossary defining key terms and a list of references leading to the primary literature in the field. Many of the chapters also feature case studies, reference appendices, and practical problems, enabling readers to apply the principles set forth in the book to solve common problems in drug product design. With its comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach, Integrated Pharmaceutics is recommended for graduate-level courses in pharmacy, the pharmaceutical sciences, pharmaceutics, physical pharmacy, drug formulation and design, and biomedicine. The book will also enable professionals in the pharmaceutical industry to apply an effective integrated approach to drug product design.

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Pharmaceutics

Basic Principles and Application to Pharmacy Practice
Author: Alekha Dash,Somnath Singh,Justin Tolman
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123868912
Category: Medical
Page: 392
View: 3679
Pharmaceutics: Basic Principles and Application to Pharmacy Practice is an engaging textbook that covers all aspects of pharmaceutics with emphasis on the basic science and its application to pharmacy practice. Based on curricular guidelines mandated by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), this book incorporates laboratory skills by identifying portions of each principle that can be used in a clinical setting. In this way, instructors are able to demonstrate their adherence to ACPE standards and objectives, simply by using this book. Written in a straightforward and student-friendly manner, Pharmaceutics enables students to gain the scientific foundation to understand drug physicochemical properties, practical aspects of dosage forms and drug delivery systems, and the biological applications of drug administration. Key ideas are illustrated and reinforced through chapter objectives and chapter summaries. A companion website features resources for students and instructors, including videos illustrating difficult processes and procedures as well as practice questions and answers. Instructor resources include Powerpoint slides and a full-color image bank. This book is intended for students in pharmaceutical science programs taking pharmaceutics or biopharmaceutics courses at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level. Chapter objectives and chapter summaries illustrate and reinforce key ideas Designed to meet curricular guidelines for pharmaceutics and laboratory skills mandated by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Companion website features resources for students and instructors, including videos illustrating difficult processes and procedures and practice questions and answers. Instructor resources include Powerpoint slides and a full-color image bank

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Community Pharmacy

Strategic Change Management
Author: Alison Roberts,S. I. (Charlie) Benrimoj,Dexter C. Dunphy,Ian Palmer
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 9780074717783
Category: Pharmaceutical services
Page: 269
View: 1547
Community Pharmacy: Strategic Change Management covers the essential trends and issues in successful pharmacy management, for today and the future. In alignment with industry-wide change, the pharmacist will need to re-orient their business from a product to a service orientation. This book will help community pharmacists and pharmacy owners adapt to an increasingly competitive and challenging retail environment by providing them with industry specific tools for change. Key features include: *authentic pharmacy case studies integrated for specific application to the business environment; *development by world leading authorities, utilising the latest research; *concepts such as pharmacist on the floor and patient focus are introduced in an accessible manner; *balanced coverage with theoretical insights and a practical focus. The book is highly suitable for pharmacy students, providing the knowledge and skills for best practice in community pharmacy. The Pharmacy Change Readiness Wheel is just one of the unique industry models developed for readers to help them understand, instigate and implement an effective change program.

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Fundamentals of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy E-Book


Author: Michael Heinrich,Joanne Barnes,Simon Gibbons,Elizabeth M. Williamson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702052310
Category: Medical
Page: 336
View: 4496
‘A new classic’ in a new edition! Fully revised and updated throughout New sections on antimicrobials From journal reviews of the previous edition: ‘Drawing on their wealth of experience and knowledge in this field, the authors, who are without doubt among the finest minds in pharmacognosy today, provide useful and fascinating insights into the history, botany, chemistry, phytotherapy and importance of medicinal plants in some of today's health care systems. This is a landmark textbook, which carefully brings together relevant data from numerous sources and provides in an authoritative and exhaustive manner, cutting edge information that is relevant to pharmacists, pharmacognocists, complementary practitioners, doctors and nurses alike.’ The Pharmaceutical Journal ‘This is the first book that I have encountered which combines the compounds and plants found in standard pharmacognosy textbooks, i.e. those used in orthodox Western medicine, with the 'new phytopharmaceuticals' which have become established in Western culture over the last 20 years. The medical establishment in this environment is finally catching up with the practices of the general population and so this book is an excellent choice for those who wish to investigate which of the many plants available have some scientific credence. I shall be adding this book to the Essential Reading list for all of the undergraduate students on our pharmacy degree course and would encourage all those involved in teaching pharmacy students to do the same." P.J. Houghton, Department of Pharmacy, King's College London, Journal of Ethnopharmacology ‘Educated pharmacists no doubt equate Pharmacognosy with hours spent hunched over a microscope identifying vegetable drugs. Many probably consider it as a subject with little importance in a modern pharmacy curriculum. How wrong they are! ... This book is designed to give an overview at an easy-to-understand level of a broad subject area... For students of science and of the healthcare professions it is a useful text and the authors are to be commended for their work.’ Irish Pharmacy Journal From customer reviews: ‘A new classic. This is an excellent publication both for science students and the non scientific who have an interest in phytotherapy. The layout is logical and clearly set out. I love the chemical structural diagrams, and the explanations of even complex sequences are easy to understand with very little jargon. It is encouraging to see pharmacognosy being given a prominent place in a modern textbook, and interesting to see both hand drawings and chemical structures on the same page!’ ‘I can recommend this to anyone who is interested in the science behind herbal products and medicines; especially if you are interested in plants. It's quite simple to follow and very concise! Good for pharmacy students.’ ‘This is an ultimate textbook in this subject and a boon for students of M Pharmacy (Pharmacognosy) as well as undergraduates students of Pharmacy. Besides them, it is really suitable for every course comprising a study of plants and their medicinal use.’ ‘Excellent reference book. As an editor, I instantly found the answers to various questions I had regarding botanical descriptions. And it even answered questions that I hadn't gotten around to asking. Highly recommended!’

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Ethical Responsibility in Pharmacy Practice


Author: Robert A. Buerki,Louis Donald Vottero
Publisher: Amer. Inst. History of Pharmacy
ISBN: 9780931292378
Category: Medical
Page: 272
View: 5861

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Competence Training for Pharmacy


Author: Jeffrey Atkinson
Publisher: MDPI
ISBN: 3038424803
Category: Medical
Page: 160
View: 5444
This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Competence Training for Pharmacy" that was published in Pharmacy

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Applied Physical Pharmacy 2/E


Author: Mansoor Amiji,Thomas J. Cook,Cary Mobley
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071804420
Category: Medical
Page: 480
View: 3555
A UNIQUE PRACTICE-ORIENTED INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL PHARMACY Applied Physical Pharmacy explores the fundamental physicochemical properties and processes important for understanding how drugs are transformed into usable and stable drug products that release their drug upon administration, and for understanding the different processes that the released drug may encounter on its way to its pharmacological target prior to being eliminated by the body. Applied Physical Pharmacy begins with a review of key biopharmaceutics concepts of drug liberation, absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion. These concepts, which describe the fate of the drug in the body, set the framework for subsequent chapters that describe physicochemical properties and processes such as states of matter, solutions, ionization, dissolution and partitioning, mass transport, complexation, and protein binding. Concepts in these chapters are important for not only understanding a drug's fate in the body, but also for providing a scientific basis for rational drug formulation and usage. Other physical pharmacy topics important to drug formulation are discussed in the chapters that follow, which describe dispersed systems, rheology, and interfacial phenomena. The book concludes with an overview of the principles of kinetics that are essential to understanding the rates at which many of the processes discussed in previous chapters occur. To facilitate learning, chapters are enhanced by Learning Objectives, Key Points, Problems, and Clinical Questions. To make the book as relevant to real-world practice as possible, this edition includes an increased number of clinical examples and applications.

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Building Core Competencies in Pharmacy Informatics


Author: Brent I. Fox,Margaret R. Thrower,Bill G. Felkey
Publisher: Amer Pharmacists Assn
ISBN: 9781582121444
Category: Medical
Page: 507
View: 680
Building Core Competencies in Pharmacy Informatics is designed to provide student pharmacists with the knowledge and competencies required to use informatics in the practice of pharmacy. The organization helps conceptualize and identify technologies as employed in the medication use processes. The book addresses the following informatics competencies required of PharmD graduates: Store, retrieve, and analyze health information. Optimize the medication prescribing and ordering process. Aid in clinical decision making. Automate the medication delivery processes. Facilitate pharmacy management.