Miles Hacker, William Messer, Kenneth Bachmann 
Academic Press  August 2009  

Hardcover  608 pp  ISBN 9780123695215      £57.00
This textbook meets the rapidly emerging needs of programs training pharmacologic scientists seeking careers in basic research and drug discovery rather than such applied fields as pharmacy and medicine. While the market is crowded with many clinical and therapeutic pharmacology textbooks, the field of pharmacology is booming with the prospects of discovering new drugs, and virtually no extant textbook meets this need at the student level. The market is so bereft of such approaches that many pharmaceutical companies will adopt Hacker, et al. to help train new drug researchers.

The boom in pharmacology is driven by the recent decryption of the human genome and enormous progress in controlling genes and synthesizing proteins, making new and even custom drug design possible. This book makes use of these discoveries in presenting its topics, moving logically from drug receptors to the target molecules drug researchers seek, covering such modern topics along the way as side effects, drug resistance, Pharmacogenomics, and even nutriceuticals, one in a string of culminating chapters on the drug discovery process.

Of interest to advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in medical, pharmacy, and graduate schools who want a solid introduction to the basic science of pharmacology and envision careers in drug research


  • Routes of Administration
  • Membranes and Drug Action
  • Drug Absorption
  • Drug Transporters in ADME
  • Drug Distribution
  • Drug Metabolism
  • Drug Excretion
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Receptor-ligand Interaction
  • Molecular Targets for Drug Actions
  • Cell Signaling Pathways
  • Immunopharmacology
  • Drug Toxicity
  • Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Cell Death
  • Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacogenetics
  • Drug Tolerance, Dependence, Addiction
  • Drug Resistance
  • Role of Molecular Biology in Modern Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery - Sources of New Drugs
  • Drug Development Pre-clinical
  • Drug Development - Clinical
  • Nutriceuticals
  • The FDA
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