The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) last week announced the
release of the fifth edition of "The Art, Science and Technology of
The APhA compounding textbook was authored by Loyd V. Allen Jr. With more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts and a monthly compounding column in U.S. Pharmacist, plus serving as Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding and Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy, Allen is the leading authority on pharmaceutical compounding.
The updated edition contains three new chapters on compounding errors, foams and special ingredients. It also includes information regarding the Drug Quality and Security Act, which affects pharmacists that compound medications.
Student pharmacists will be able to follow the purposes and processes of compounding through the textbook. The progressive format presents the information needed to establish and operate a compounding pharmacy and good manufacturing and quality control practices. Instructors can obtain a digital desk copy through www.NetGallery.com.
The textbook also serves as a reference manual for practicing pharmacists. It includes more than 200 sample formulations with all the necessary ingredients and step-by-step instructions for preparing compound prescription medicines.