Updated and revised, this guide provides information on over 1000 drugs. Part 1, "Drug Monographs", covers ten major drug categories, subdivided into common therapeutic groups. Pertinent information about each drug is presented in monographs and comparison charts. Part 2, "Clinical Drug Data", has everything healthcare profesionals need to compare and select the most appropriate drug therapy for patients, including chapters on drug-induced diseases, interactions and interferences, drug use in special populations, medical emergencies and nutritional support. New to this edition are appendices on pharmacokinetic equations, conversion factors, anthropometrics and laboratory indices, and new material on cultural and ethnic considerations in pharmacotherapy.