Stockley's Drug Interactions 8th Edition

The aim of Stockley’s Drug Interactions is to inform busy doctors, pharmacists, surgeons, nurses and other healthcare professionals, of the facts about drug interactions, without their having to do the time-consuming literature searches and full assessment of the papers for themselves.
To prĂ©cis the mass of literature into a concise and easy-to-read form, the text has been organized into a series of individual monographs, all with a common format. If you need some insight into the general philosophy underlying the way all this information is handled in this publication, you should have a look at the section, ‘Before using this book.
There have been several changes for the 8th edition. All of the existing monographs have, as with each edition, been reviewed, revalidated and updated, and many new ones have been added, making a total in excess of 3100 monographs. Many new monographs on herbal interactions have been added, although good quality human studies remain sparse. A new chapter has been added to cover the growing number of interactions about anorectics, and the chapter on sympathomimetics has been removed, with the information redistributed according to the therapeutic use of the drugs in question, to give a better indication of precisely which drugs from this disparate group are likely to interact. We have continued to add information provided by regulatory bodies outside of the UK, which further enhances the international flavour of the publication.
This edition has also seen the growth in our editorial team, with two practicing clinical pharmacists recruited to help us ensure we maintain the practical nature of the information given. This has also allowed us to develop our product range, with the publication of the first Stockley’s Drug Interactions Pocket Companion, which we have developed for delivery on PDA.
As always, the Editorial team have had assistance from many other peoplein developing this publication, and the Editor gratefully acknowledges the assistance and guidance that they have provided. The Martindale team continue to be a great source of advice and support, and particular thanks is due to the editor, Sean Sweetman. Thanks are also due to John Wilson and Tamsin Cousins, who handle the various aspects of producing our publications in print. We are also grateful for the support of both Paul Weller and Charles Fry. Ivan Stockley remains an important part of the publication, taking a keen interest in the development of new products, and as ever, we find his advice invaluable.