Modern Pharmaceutics, Fourth Edition
Edited by Gilbert S. Banker, Christopher Rhodes
CRC Press – 2002 – 864 pages
Completely revised and updated, Modern Pharmaceutics, Fourth Edition presents a comprehensive, integrated, and sequenced approach to drug dosage formulation, design, and evaluation. The book identifies the pharmacodynamic and physicochemical factors influencing drug action through various routes of administration and assesses the effect of health maintenance organizations and managed care strategies on pharmaceutical therapy. It covers evaluating the safety, toxicity, and efficacy of natural, herbal, and botanical compounds; the growing prevalence of bioequivalency testing and generic drug products; and the organization and utilization of emerging drug information and literature.
Praise for the previous edition
"…provides the serious reader with a thorough treatment of the issues relevant to the development of optimal drug delivery systems."
---American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
Drug products; principles of drug absorbtion; pharmacokinetics; factors influencing drug absorbtion and drug availability; effect of route of administration; chemical kinetics and drug stability; preformulation; cutaneous and transdermal delivery; disperse systems; tablet dosage forms; hard and soft shell capsules; parenteral products; design and evaluation of ophthalmic pharmaceutical products; pharmaceutical aerosols; sustained and controlled release drug delivery systems.