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ASHP Publishes New Edition of Popular Pharmacokinetics Resource

Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics, 6th Edition, Now Available


The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) has published the sixth edition of its popular Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics, which has been thoroughly revised and redesigned.
The new edition offers a superior approach to understanding pharmacokinetics through extensive use of clinical correlates, figures, and questions and answers. The reference includes:
  • Content broken into 15 easy-to-follow lessons. 
  • Practice quizzes to chart progress. 
  • Four chapters completely devoted to clinical cases. 
  • Enhanced information on hemodialysis, pharmacogenetics, and plasma concentration versus time curve (AUC) calculations.
  • A phenytoin “cheat sheet” to use with calculations.
  • New vancomycin cases based on higher desired vancomycin levels and trough-only dose estimations.
  • Additional information on modified diet in renal disease (MDRD) formula versus Cockcroft-Gault (CG) formula methods.
  • More theory and problems on extended interval aminoglycosides.
A complete online course based on this book with four enrollment options is available through the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
For more information or to place an order (ISBN: 978-1-58528-3873), visit, email, or call 866-279-0681 (U.S. & Canada), or 001-301-664-8700 (international). To arrange an interview, book signing, or to discuss co-marketing or bulk sales, please contact Rachel Gellman at   

About the Lead Authors
William J. Spruill, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCCP, is professor emeritus in the Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and clinical pharmacist at St. Mary's Health Care System Inc., Athens, Georgia. Dr. Spruill received his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Georgia's College of Pharmacy and completed an American Society of Hospital Pharmacy accredited residency and doctor of pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He is a Fellow of both the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FASHP) and College of Clinical Pharmacy (FCCP). He teaches clinical pharmacokinetics at the University of Georgia and offers a 16-week online pharmacokinetics course in conjunction with ASHP and The University of Georgia’s Department of Continuing Education.
William E. Wade, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCCP, is emeritus professor of pharmacy at the University of Georgia. He received both his bachelor of science in pharmacy and doctor of pharmacy degrees from the University of Georgia's College of Pharmacy. Dr. Wade is a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Prior to his retirement, he taught both didactic and experiential clinical pharmacokinetics for Georgia's doctor of pharmacy program. Dr. Wade has numerous publications in academic and professional journals.
Joseph T. DiPiro, Pharm.D., FCCP, is executive dean of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, which is part of the University of South Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina. He received his bachelor of science in pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky. He served a residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and a fellowship in clinical Immunology at Johns Hopkins University. Before coming to South Carolina, Dr. DiPiro was a faculty member at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and the Medical College of Georgia for 24 years. Dr. DiPiro has published over 200 journal papers, books, book chapters, and editorials in academic and professional journals, mainly related to antibiotics, drug use in surgery, and pharmacy education.  His papers have appeared in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Pharmacotherapy, Critical Care Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Surgery, Archives of Surgery, American Journal of Surgery, Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and Surgical Infections. He is the editor of The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.

About ASHP
ASHP is the national professional organization whose more than 40,000 members include pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and student pharmacists who provide patient care services in hospitals, health systems, and ambulatory clinics. For more than 70 years, the Society has been on the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists help people make the best use of medicines, visit ASHP's website,, or its consumer website,



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