Loyd V. Allen, Nicholas G. Popovich – Ansel’s Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Systems
Regulations and standards governing the manufacturing and compounding of pharmaceuticals are also presented. As has been the hallmark of this textbook since its first edition more than 40 years ago, each chapter is written at a level consistent with the requirements of students being introduced to this area of study. Because this textbook often is used early in the professional curriculum, it contains important introductoty topics, such as the historical development of drugs and pharmacy, the role of the pharmacist in contemporaty practice, standards of the United States Pharmacopeia-National Formulary, systems and techniques of pharmaceutical measurement, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical principles applicable to drug product development, current good manufacturing practice and current good com pounding practice standards, and the regulatory process by which pharmaceuticals are approved for marketing by the federal Food and Drug Administration. The detailed presentation of each dosage form includes physical, physicochemical, and clinical discussions. The new activities at the end of each chapter are designed to provide opportunities for creative thought and application of the content.