Pharmacology: An Introduction

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Pharmacology, 6e by Hitner/Nagle is incredibly readable, with short chapters that link theory to practice; content that is focused on the need-to-know information to not overload the reader; excellent tables and features such as Patient Administration and Monitoring Boxes. This new edition now has a 4-color design with all new photos and illustrations. Chapter reviews have been revisited to add additional problem types and an exercise progression from simple to complex. The full suite of instructor materials is available. Hitner 6e has Connect, including LearnSmart: Pharmacology, body system and pharmacology animations, Top 250 Prescribed Drugs, Dosage Calculations Exercises, and more.

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About the Author:

Barbara Nagle earned a master of science and doctorate at Hahnemann Medical
College and University in the department of pharmacology. Following postdoctoral
training in ocular pharmacology at Will’s Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, she taught pharmacology
and physiology to medical students at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic
Medicine (PCOM) and to nursing students at Widener University. After several years in
academia, she moved into the pharmaceutical industry at Glaxo Smith-Kline, Endo Pharmaceuticals,
Bio-Pharm Clinical Services, ICON, and InKine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as
Director of Clinical Information and later Vice President of Clinical Research, Training
and Quality Assurance. She has been part of the research effort to bring products through
clinical development to FDA approval such as gastric acid suppressants (antihistamines),
beta-blockers, antiinfectives, muscle relaxants, and oral contraceptives. Her most recent
affiliation was with Endo Pharmaceuticals in pain management research prior to her current
activities as consultant and educator. She has served as International Director of
Drug Development Training and Medical Education for BioPharm. Professional memberships
include the Sigma Xi Scientific Research and American Medical Writers Association.
Barbara is a freelance photographer, traveler, and silk painter.

Henry Hitner earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from Moravian College
in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and spent several years working in the pharmaceutical
industry, first as a research assistant in toxicology for Wyeth Laboratories and then
as a research pharmacologist for National Drug Company, both in Philadelphia. During
this time he earned a master of education degree in biology from West Chester University.
He attended graduate school at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia,
where he earned a PhD in pharmacology. Dr. Hitner then went into academia, where
he held numerous faculty positions, first as an instructor of biology and allied health
sciences at Montgomery County Community College, followed by 30 years of teaching
and research at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). At PCOM
he served as professor and vice chair of the neuroscience, physiology, and pharmacology
department. Other positions included director of the animal facility and chair of the
institutional animal care and utilization committee. Professional memberships included
the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society and the American Society for Pharmacology
and Experimental Therapeutics. He was the recipient of the Lindback Foundation Award
for Distinguished Teaching and a Mentor Award from the National Student Association.
Henry and his wife Carlotta enjoy traveling, the beach, and time spent with family and
their nine grandchildren.

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