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Book and New Media Reviews
May 2002

Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy

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Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(5):703. doi:10.1001/archderm.138.5.702

This book, edited by Stephen E. Wolverton, MD, is much more comprehensive than Systemic Drugs for Skin Diseases, published by W. B. Saunders in 1991. Instead of 17 chapters, there are 50 chapters that include both systemic and topical dermatologic drug therapy. There are numerous tables in each chapter for use as quick reference guides.

The tables on monitoring guidelines of systemic drugs are particularly useful for the clinician. Other tables in this book include information on pharmacokinetics, Food and Drug Administration–approved and off-label indications and contraindications, pregnancy prescribing categories, drug interactions, lists of trade and generic names, dosage forms, and the costs of the drugs.

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