Book Review

Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Systems (7th ed.)

Howard C. Ansel, PhD; Loyd V. Allen, Jr., PhD; and Nicholas G. Popovich, PhD
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

This textbook is commonly used in colleges of pharmacy across the United States. The newly revised edition contains a new chapter on good compounding practices, which contains essential information for quality pharmacy practice and gives excellent insight into how different commercially available dosage forms and drugdelivery systems are designed by industry. It covers virtually all areas pertinent to compounding, including chapters on powders and granules, capsules and tablets, modified release, ointments, creams and gels, transdermals, suppositories and inserts, solutions, dispersal systems, parenterals, biologicals, ophthalmics, radiopharmaceuticals and the newer biotech agents. For the reader trying to develop a novel new compound or just master an old one, the information in this reference is an excellent resource for the understanding of design, delivery, quality control and regulation of pharmaceutical dosage forms and delivery systems.

Reviewed By:  Dana Reed-Kane, PharmD, FIACP, FACA, FCP, NFPPhC
In:  Jul/Aug 2000