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Neonatal and Pediatric Pharmacology: Therapeutic Principles in Practice

Myles B. Abbott, MD
JAMA. 2011;305(9):942. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.229.
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This outstanding and unique reference book covers the gamut of pediatric pharmacology, highlighting the therapeutic principles of pharmacology in neonatal and pediatric practice. With 135 contributing authors and more than 1000 pages, it is an exhaustive investigation of pediatric pharmacology and an invaluable resource for academic centers, pharmacies, and hospitals that care for children.

The book opens with a detailed and interesting discussion of the underlying principles of pediatric pharmacology. Topics include clinical pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenetics, clinical trials involving children, and the ethics of drug research in pediatric populations. The sections on clinical trials and ethical considerations address the controversies and dilemmas in these areas as well the standards of practice essential for clinical researchers to understand.

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