The application of knowledge of drug disposition, and skills in pharmacokinetics, are crucial to the development of new drugs and to a better understanding of how to achieve maximum benefit from existing ones. The book takes the reader from basic concepts to a point where those who wish to will be able to perform pharmacokinetic calculations and be ready to read more advanced texts and research papers.
The book will be of benefit to students of medicine, pharmacy, pharmacology, biomedical sciences and veterinary science, including those who have elected to study the topic in more detail, such as via electives and special study modules. It will be of benefit to those involved in drug discovery and development, pharmaceutical and medicinal chemists, as well as budding toxicologists and forensic scientists who require the appropriate knowledge to interpret their findings and as an introductory text for clinical pharmacologists. Early chapters describe the basic principles of the topic while the later ones illustrate the application of those principles to modern approaches to drug development and clinical use. Full colour illustrations facilitate the learning experience and supporting material for course leaders and students can be found on the Companion Web Site
"In conclusion, the principles reviewed in this book and companion website provide a strong introductory knowledge base in PK, which should prepare readers to perform PK calculations, interpret PK literature, and consider PK properties when studying the clinical use of drugs." RJ Beechinor & D Gonzalez, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Aug 2017
"In summary, this is an excellent textbook for students new to the field of pharmaceutics and medical, pharmacy, and veterinary students, particularly those who envision a career in drug development research in either academia or industry." John K. Amory, Veterinary Pathology, Nov 2017"...offers its readership an in-depth view of classic pharmacokinetic concepts. This book would be an excellent choice for a pharmacokinetics elective or as an adjunctive text for an introductory course. This book reviews a wide array of clinically relevant topics and encourages the reader to apply the knowledge gained to all medi-cations. A robust and varied amount of online material is provided to enhance understanding and encourage discussion. It is likely that all readers, novice or experienced pharmacists, would ?nd value in this textbook." Milena McLauglin, Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 2018"This book has many innovations that make a welcome addition to the bookshelves of a wide range of pharmaceutical scientists. The effective use of ?gures and tables to summarize and clarify a wide range of issues is to be commended, as are the learning objectives at the start of the chapter coupled with the summary at the end providing a succinct way in understanding the objectives of the chapter and together with links to a website provides accessibility for all from the neophyte pharmacokineticist to the consultant physician. A book all in the Pharma industry should be aware of." Howard M. Hill, International Journal of Pharmacokinetics, 2018