This book is for students, doctors and indeed for all concerned with evidence-based drug therapy. A knowledge of pharmacological and therapeutic principles is essential if drugs/medicines are to be used safely and effectively for increasingly informed and critical patients. Doctors who understand how drugs get into the body, how they produce their effects, what happens to them in the body, and how evidence of their therapeutic effect is assessed, will choose drugs more skilfully, and use them more successfully than those who do not. The principles involved are neither so numerous nor so difficult to understand as to deter any prescriber, including those whose primary interests lie elsewhere than in pharmacology. All who use drugs cannot escape either the moral or the legal 'duty of care' to prescribe in an informed and responsible way.
Slightly shorter by removal of out of date material
Introductory first three sections cover general principle of clinical pharmacology; five subsequent sections cover drug treatment of disease organised by body system
Retains approachable style set by the original author, Professor Laurence
Emphasis throughout is on evidence-based and safe drug prescribing
"I highly recommend that this much needed, updated edition of this clinical pharmacology textbook be added to the evidence-based resource library of every individual prescribing drugs." Doody Enterprises, DOODY'S BOOK REVIEW SERVICE UPDATE. September 2008
By P. N. Bennett, MD, FRCP, Consultant Physician, Royal United Hospital, Bath; Reader in Clinical Pharmacology, University of Bath, Bath, UK; and Morris J. Brown, MSc, MD, FRCP, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Cambridge; Consultant Physician, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge and Director of Studies, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, UK
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