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Pharmacology for Technicians Fifth Edition

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Pharmacology for Technicians 5th Edition - Text w/ Study Partner CD and Pocket Drug Guide
ISBN: 978-0-76385-233-7
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Pharmacology for Technicians 5e - multiplatform eBook with 180-day online access (code via email)
ISBN: 978-0-76385-630-4
eBook Edition
Pharmacology for Technicians 5th Edition - multiplatform eBook with 180-day online access and Study Partner CD (code via mail)
ISBN: 978-0-76385-865-0

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Pages: 736 | Copyright: 2012

Author(s): Don A. Ballington and Mary M. Laughlin


Pharmacology for Technicians, Fifth Edition is designed to develop a basic understanding of drug classes and the mechanisms of action for many drugs. Students gain insight into why certain drugs are prescribed for particular disease states. With this essential background information, students are prepared to make informed, intelligent decisions when dispensing drugs and to play an active role in avoiding errors.

Key Features

  • Clear, up-to-date explanations of drug effects and uses, with heightened focus on what the technician needs to know.
  • A multimedia student CD is included with every textbook.
  • Pocket Drug Guide of generic-brand equivalents packaged FREE with each textbook.
  • New!—A focus on professionalism in the pharmacy field.
  • New!—Canadian brand charts and Canadian pharmacy practice information also provided, electronically.
Table of Contents

Unit 1. Introduction to Pharmacology.
1. Evolution of Medicinal Drugs.
2. Basic Concepts of Pharmacology.
3. Dispensing Medications.
Unit 2. Major Classes of Pharmaceutical Products I.
4. Antibiotics.
5. Therapy for Fungal and Viral Infections.
6. Anesthetics and Narcotics.
7. Psychiatric and Related Drugs.
8. Drugs for Central Nervous System Disorders.
9. Respiratory Drugs.
Unit 3. Major Classes of Pharmaceutical Products II.
10. Drugs for Gastrointestinal and Related Diseases.
11. Renal System Drugs.
12. Drugs for Cardiovascular Diseases.
13. Drugs for Muscle and Joint Disease and Pain.
14. Hormonal Disorders and Their Treatment.
15. Topical, Ophthalmic, and Otic Medications.
Unit 4. Chemotherapy and Miscellaneous Pharmaceutical Products.
16. Recombinant Drugs and Chemotherapy.
17. Vitamins, OTC Supplements, Antidotes, and Miscellaneous Topics.
Appendix A. Most Commonly Prescribed Drugs.
Appendix B. Common Look-Alike and Sound-Alike Medications.
Appendix C. Abbreviations.
Generic and Brand Name Drug Index
Subject Index


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Pharmacology for Technicians 5th Edition - Workbook
ISBN: 978-0-76385-229-0
Pharmacology for Technicians 5th Edition - Pocket Drug Guide
ISBN: 978-0-76385-230-6
Author Bio

Don A. Ballington, MS, served as program coordinator of the pharmacy technician training program at Midlands Technical College in Columbia, South Carolina for 27 years. He has also served as president of the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council and in 2005 received the council’s Educator of the Year award. He has been a consulting editor for the Journal of Pharmacy Technology, and over the course of his career at Midlands Technical College, he has developed high-quality training materials for pharmacy technicians—made available in Pharmacy for Technicians, Pharmacy Calculations for Technicians, and Pharmacy Practice for Technicians published by Paradigm.

Mary M. Laughlin holds a PharmD and an MEd. Laughlin has been an item writer for both North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). She is a PRN pharmacist for Walgreen’s in Memphis, Tennessee. Previously, Laughlin has served as assistant director of the pharmacy at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis and assistant professor of pharmacology and pharmacoeconomics at the College of Pharmacy at University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. She has been involved in initiating two pharmacy technician programs in the city of Memphis. In 2002, Laughlin and her team of pharmacy technicians received the Innovations in Pharmaceutical Care award, presented by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). Laughlin serves on the Pharmacy Technician Task Force for Tennessee, and on the advisory board for the pharmacy technician training program at the Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis.