Tuesday, July 31, 2012
APhA Publishes Fourth Edition of The Art, Science and Technology of Pharmaceutical Compounding
July 25, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) recently published the fourth edition of the leading textbook on pharmaceutical compounding, The Art, Science and Technology of Pharmaceutical Compounding.
The book is geared to both student pharmacists taking laboratory classes and practicing pharmacists. In a logical and progressive format, it presents all the information a student needs to understand the purpose and processes of compounding. It includes the essential information on establishing, equipping and operating a compounding pharmacy. It discusses all aspects of good manufacturing practices for compounded medications and it features quality control measures for all aspects of compounding.
For practitioners who already compound prescription medications, the hardbound book is a ready reference featuring more than 200 sample formulations, including bases, vehicles and ingredient-specific preparations. Each formulation lists the necessary ingredients and gives step-by-step instructions for preparing the product. A new chapter emphasizes the importance of knowing the purity and form of all ingredients to ensure that the proper dose of a compounded product is delivered.
The book is authored by Loyd V. Allen Jr., PhD, Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding, Edmond, OK, and Professor Emeritus at the College of Pharmacy, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City. Allen has written more than 200 refereed publications and abstracts in the scientific and professional literature. He is a principal author of Ansel’s Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Systems and he has written a monthly compounding column since 1988 for the trade journal U.S. Pharmacist.
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