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Pharmacotherapy A Pathophysiologic Approach 9/E (Pharmacotherapy : a Pathophysiologic Approach) [Kindle Edition]

Joseph DiPiro , Robert L. Talbert , Gary Yee , Barbara Wells , L. Michael Posey
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Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach is written to help you advance the quality of patient care through evidence-based medication therapy derived from sound pharmacotherapeutic principles. The scope of this trusted classic goes beyond drug indications and dosages to include the initial selection, proper administration, and monitoring of drugs. You will find everything you need to provide safe, effective drug therapy across the full range of therapeutic categories.

This edition is enriched by more than 300 expert contributors, and every chapter has been revised and updated to reflect the latest evidence-based information and recommendations. Important features such as Key Concepts at the beginning of each chapter, Clinical Presentation tables that summarize disease signs and symptoms, and Clinical Controversies boxes that examine the complicated issues faced by students and clinicians in providing drug therapy make this text an essential learning tool for students, patient-focused pharmacists, and other health care providers.


  • A section on personalized pharmacotherapy appears in most sections
  • All diagnostic flow diagrams, treatment algorithms, dosing guideline recommendations, and monitoring approaches have been updated in full color to clearly distinguish treatment pathways
  • New drug monitoring tables have been added
  • Most of the disease-oriented chapters have incorporated evidence-based treatment guidelines that often include ratings of the level of evidence to support the key therapeutic approaches
  • Twenty-five online-only chapters are available at

About the Author

L. Michael Posey, RPh, is president of Pharmacy Editorial & News Services (PENS) in Athens, Georgia, and an editor for the APhA periodicals Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, Pharmacy Today, and APhA DrugInfoLine. He also assists with drug information content for APhA’s cutting-edge Web site, During a career spanning two decades as a pharmacy communicator, Posey has served as editor of The Consultant Pharmacist and the American Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, and is an editor of the textbook Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach.

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 296602 KB
  • Print Length: 2848 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical; 9 edition (March 22 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #204,171 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great textbook. Good price. Nov. 27 2014
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Great textbook for any pharmacy student. It has a TON of info about the covered disease states and gives a good overview of drug therapy options that are up-to-date with current guidelines. I'm sure other health professions (physicians) could also make good use of this book if they wanted to look up drug therapy for various conditions. The price on Amazon was also better than I would have paid at the bookstore at my university. The textbook is very large, so expect that if you plan on carrying it around (I wouldn't recommend carrying it around).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars Sept. 15 2014
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It is an excellent book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars the printed chapters are really good and well organized make the reading experience pretty enjoyable Oct. 26 2014
By Kai Zheng - Published on
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The book get thiner and thiner compared with previous editions because they put more and more chapters online at accesspharmacy. I bought the book because I wanna read the real book, the printed chapters are really good and well organized make the reading experience pretty enjoyable, while the online part annoy me. You have to click to read each figure and table, which I believe more important than words... Overall, it is OK but since you cannot carry it easily anyway, why not make the reading experience better by printing all of the chapters into the book?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not good for mechanisms of action. NO KINDLE PAGE #s! Nov. 24 2014
By jps - Published on
Bought this Kindle book as a requirement for nurse practitioner school at NYU. Good for learning how to prescribe and who to prescribe to. Poor for actually trying to understand molecular action of drugs and pathways. For mechanisms of action and physiology, I used Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology 6th ed.
Also the Kindle edition DOES NOT HAVE PAGE #s!! Very difficult to follow along if the prof assigns certain pages.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Before you buy, realize this textbook still contains JNC-7 ... Sept. 10 2014
By That guy - Published on
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Before you buy, realize this textbook still contains JNC-7 guideliines not the current JNC-8 making it severely out of date on hypertension guidelines. Given this information I would try to hold out for the 10th edition, which I hope would be coming out soon. I will probably be returning mine.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally Here! June 2 2014
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The complete version is finally available on kindle! This includes tables and graphics and looks great on my iPad and Kindle Paperwhite!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it Sept. 9 2014
By PStudent - Published on
This is an amazing book. Very detailed and well organized!
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