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Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 8th Edition [Hardcover]

Joseph DiPiro , Robert L. Talbert , Gary Yee , Gary Matzke , Barbara Wells , L. Michael Posey
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April 4, 2011 0071703543 978-0071703543 8

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

Full-color design!

A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE for 2011!

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

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


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

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About the Author

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

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

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

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

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

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

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 2700 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical; 8 edition (April 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071703543
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071703543
  • Product Dimensions: 3.1 x 8.9 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,439 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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61 of 64 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap quality April 25, 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this to update from my 7th edition. What a waste of money. The first 13 chapters only give a one page summary and tell you to go to a website to be able to read the chapter. This also occurs for several chapters throughout the book. I went to the website and as of now, it doesn't work. Why did I pay for the book if I'm going to have to go to a website to read it or print it off? The chapters that are in the book are nearly identical to those in the 7th edition. I've gone through about 4 or 5 chapters and they are exactly the same. The other issue is the low quality paper. The paper is like newsprint. It's difficult to read because the printing on the other side can be seen through the paper. You cannot highlight at all because it soaks right through the paper or rips the paper. The 7th edition was so much better.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs larger page size and friendlier margins.. April 19, 2011
By Dave912
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have just received a copy of 8th edition from Amazon. This is not a review of the content (which from past editions, I am sure is excellent), but rather of how the book is physically put together.

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

The book I received would be much more reader-friendly if its contents were printed over multiple volumes, or if a larger page size had been used along with more accommodating margins.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Edition February 3, 2012
By Sar
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
No page numbers! Really? My assigned reading is by page number, not chapter. A textbook publisher should anticipate this when making the electronic version. Especially if they want over $100.00!

This is the first kindle book I've bought, and I didn't realize that I needed to check if it came with page numbers that match the print edition. I am terribly disappointed that my only choices for this book are a giant 20lb monster or no page numbers!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unsatisfied Pharmacy Student September 23, 2011
By GTC109
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The pharmacy school I go to updated to this new edition. I bought this new edition purely out of convince for myself as my professors utilize its page numbers as reference points in lecture. This however did not turn out so convenient. I cannot dock stars for content but I WILL dock stars for its shoddy page quality and its demands to go online for content. I own the 7th edition of the text and its page quality was decent. I could read it for extended periods of time and not have my eyes fatigued but this book. It is torturous. Not only can you see through the page the other side of page but the next page after. This is particularly distracting on tables, figures, or photos. I also have to agree with another review that the pages CANNOT be highlighted on. If you want to photocopy a chapter and highlight on it it is also impossible due to the insane margins of the text as they recede deep into the spine of the text and if you attempt to make a copy it will distort.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good reference book June 17, 2011
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this book is good reference for clinical pharmacists and students. it covers relevant topics suficiently though it is brief in a few. i do aggree with other readers that the paper quality is not the best because you cannot highlight important text as it is too thin. i did not like the idea of being referred to a website to read topics that were supposed to be covered in the book. overall i think its a good resource
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars very disappointed with kindle version August 9, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
After seeing the cost and size of the textbooks needed for pharmacy school I decided it would be best to start buying Kindle or digital versions of all textbooks that offer those options. I am very very disappointed with this particular book though; the fact that I have to go online to a website to see the majority of the text is ridiculous!! I paid over $100 for a summary of a book!! It does me no good to have a page or two from each chapter when I'm trying to study for an exam. What exactly does the company expect me to do if I don't have internet access when I need to study?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pharm text January 19, 2012
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This book contains tons of information that we use in our advanced pharmacology class. I like the fact that I can access some, not all, chapters of this book via the internet & that I do not need to carry it in class all the time. The downside is that not all chapters are accessible on line and that the book is too heavy to carry around in my backpack/bag. The pages are very thin that it made them fragile that even a little tug could potentially tear them. I have already a small tear on one of the pages the first time I opened the book. It would be nice to just have an account that you can access the entire book online so I can read it from my iPad & not deal with the quality of paper the publication company used in this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy July 22, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Don't get the kindle edition if you would actually like to read the book. Most chapters just list the main learning objectives and then tell you to go to the book website to read the full text. I bought the kindle version to have to read on my ipad. I shouldn't have had to pay over $100 to be told to go to the publishers website to read it.
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Published 1 month ago by Dr.Penguin
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have for pharmacy students
Explains in great details the pharmacotherapy for most commonly seen conditions. Offers explanations for pathophysiology, treatment choices, and comparisons between similar... Read more
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3.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Version is a little disappointing
This book is a great reference and has helped me, as a student, better understand topics that my teachers have taught me. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kaili
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent service
The book is in good shape. It is the right edition which I ordered. I'm very happy about this purchase.
Published 4 months ago by NOLA team
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Text and Reference
I've used this book for years and figured I needed to upgrade to keep up with the changes in pharmacology. Read more
Published 6 months ago by K. Lyman
5.0 out of 5 stars new purchase
This was a new purchase and just what I wanted. It will be used for several years to come. Great deal
Published 9 months ago by C. Whooley
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
This book was exactly what I wanted and was looking for. Brand new condition and was here on time! Perfect.
Published 9 months ago by Tiffany
5.0 out of 5 stars PCT book
this book is huge. very heavy. but for being a used book I am very impressed because there is no writing or highlighting and the pages and cover look brand new.
Published 10 months ago by Heather Laird
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I needed!
This book was listed at $213 new! I was able to get it for $75, new!

Fast shipping. Actually faster than what I wanted since I was out of town but it all worked out...
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