Dr. Alphonse J. Ingenito, Ph.D. retired from the East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville, NC in 2001 as Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology.
During his active career he maintained membership in 8 different professional societies; serving for many years as a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology.His book “Drug Therapy: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow—Basic Fundamentals for the Non-Scientist” was recently published by Dog Ear Publishing.
The book is a primer of basic fundamentals of pharmacology and drug therapy intended for the average layperson lacking a scientific background but having some basic understanding of secondary school biology and chemistry.
The book covers everything from ancient origins of drugs and herbal medicines to drug discovery, principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, adverse effects, and patient safety. A final chapter evaluates current successes and limitations of contemporary pharmacotherapy and offers predictions on what changes and advancements we might expect in the decades ahead.
The target readership includes pre-professional health science students, nurses, home health aides and caregivers, government employees, drug salespersons, lawyers, legislators and/or anyone whose employment requires a general understanding of drug therapy. It is not merely a listing of facts but instead it explains concepts, expresses opinions, and evaluates the current and future status of therapeutic agents in practical understandable language.
The book is available on www.amazon.com and at Barnes & Noble booksellers. Dr. Ingenito has been an ASPET member since 1970.