Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, Eighth Edition

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The landmark text on how to achieve optimal patient outcomes through evidence-based medication therapy

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 in 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 when available, include ratings of the level of evidence to support the key therapeutic approaches
  • Twenty-four online-only chapters

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Section 1 Foundation Issues
Section 2 Cardiovascular Disorders
Section 3 Respiratory Disorders

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Author Profiles
Joseph DiPiro, PharmD, FCCP
Executive Dean and Professor,
South Carolina School of Pharmacy

Robert Talbert, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
University of Texas, Health Science Center

Gary Yee, PharmD, FCCP
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
University of Nebraska, Medical Center

Gary Matzke, PharmD, FCP, FCCP
Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical Research and Public Policy
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Clinical Research and Public Policy

Barbara Wells, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, BCPP
Dean and Professor, Executive Director of the Research Institute of Phamaceutical Sciences
University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy

L. Michael Posey, BS Pharm
Editorial Director
American Pharmacists Association

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