This widely used text uses a case-based approach to help students master the fundamentals of drug therapeutics. Students will learn the basics of common diseases and disorders and develop practical problem-solving skills for devising and implementing successful drug treatment regimens. Case studies integrated into each chapter illustrate key concepts and principles of therapeutics and give students practice in developing their own evidence-based therapeutic plans. This completely updated Ninth Edition incorporates the latest drug treatments and therapeutic practices and guidelines. New chapters cover pharmacogenomics and osteoporosis. Transplantation is now broken into two chapters to ensure adequate coverage. Culturally competent care issues are now incorporated into many chapters. Over 850 tables provide quick access to comparative drug information, pharmacokinetic properties, treatment options, dosing guidelines, risk factors, and disease and diagnosis information.