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AccessPharmacy: Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice

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Linking to Content

Instructors can link to content in Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice, 5/E, through their LMS using the durable URLs found in the browser of all text and multimedia content.

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What Is Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice?

Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice, 5/E

The unique orientation to pharmacotherapy found in the landmark Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach distilled to a concise clinically focused full-color resource, Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice, 5/E, uses a solid evidence-based approach to teach readers how to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate medication therapy. This trusted text provides everything readers need to gain an in-depth understanding of the underlying principles of the pharmacotherapy of disease and their practical application. 

In order to be as clinically relevant as possible, the disease states and treatments discussed focus on disorders most often seen in clinical practice, and laboratory values are expressed as both conventional units and SI units. Importantly, all chapters were written or reviewed by pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians widely recognized as authorities in their fields.

The Fifth Edition begins with an insightful introductory chapter, followed by chapters on geriatrics, pediatrics, and palliative care. Each of the subsequent 98 disease-based chapters cover disease epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation and diagnosis, nonpharmacologic therapy, followed by therapeutic recommendations for medication selection, desired outcomes, dosing, and patient monitoring.


  • The acclaimed patient encounter cases sharpen critical thinking skills and lend clinical relevance to scientific principles
  • Chapter-opening structured learning objectives enable you to rapidly locate related content 
  • Icon-identified key concepts highlight the disease, patient assessment, and treatment 
  • A newly designed patient care process section models the Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners (JCPP) Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process 
  • Up-to-date literature citations support treatment recommendations
  • Tables, figures, algorithms, and defined medical abbreviations reinforce comprehension throughout
  • Includes valuable table of common laboratory tests and reference ranges

Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice Faculty Email Templates

Use our faculty email templates to remind your colleagues of the resources available to them through your institution's Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice subscription. This list includes a general email highlighting relevant pharmacy resources.

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The Cases tab provides materials for short, targeted case-based learning from Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice Study Guide: A Case-Based Care Plan Approach, 5/E. They vary slightly, but for each case you get a patient presentation and targeted questions. Cases are durable URL-enabled and can be embedded into a course LMS page.

Cases are organized into:

  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  •  Respiratory Disorders
  •  Gastrointestinal Disorders
  •  Renal Disorders
  •  Neurologic Disorders
  •  Psychiatric Disorders
  •  Endocrinologic Disorders
  •  Gynecologic and Obstetric Disorders
  •  Urologic Disorders
  •  Immunologic Disorders
  •  Bone and Joint Disorders
  •  Disorders of The Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat
  •  Dermatologic Disorders
  •  Hematologic Disorders
  •  Diseases of Infectious Origin
  •  Oncologic Disorders
  •  Nutrition and Nutritional Disorders

Review Questions

Review Questions texts in Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice, 5/E, are great for self-assessment with review Q&A. Users can generate random and custom quizzes from the texts, and the results can be emailed. The review texts are:‚Äč

  • Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice, 4/E (1517 Questions)
  • Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice, 5/E (1515 Questions)