Highly engaging and readable, this text provides a solid understanding of pharmacology its implications for patient care and patient education. A ... Show synopsis Highly engaging and readable, this text provides a solid understanding of pharmacology its implications for patient care and patient education. A focus on "need-to-know" information and a drug-prototype approach make this book extremely popular with students and instructors alike. The new edition's updates and enhancements make it better than ever! This edition brings comprehensive revisions throughout to reflect up-to-the-minute drug information including hundreds of new indications, side effects, dosage forms, pediatric dosages, and patient implications, plus the facts on over 100 drugs newly approved by the FDA. Also features a brand-new unit on women's health that covers estrogens and progestins, birth control, drugs for infertility, and uterine stimulants and relaxants. Includes new chapters on pain management, herbal preparations, and the management of obesity, new "Special Interest" boxes that present engaging, real-life examples of drug application and use, and a new, dedicated worldwide web site, SIMON, for continuous updates and new drug releases. Includes 6 months' FREE online access to Mosby's Drug Consult, a comprehensive drug database.