Best Pharmacy Books – All Subjects TEXTBOOKS- Chemistry Cology Ceutics Cognosy

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Organic Chemistry Pharmacy Textbooks Books:

Latest editions of following books to be adopted for the organic chemistry

1. I. L. Finar: Organic chemistry- Volumes 1 and 2, Pearson Education, Ed:5
2. Morrison and Boyd, Organic chemistry, Prentice Hall.
3. Clayden and Greeves, Organic chemistry, Oxford University Press.
4. S. H. Pine et al, Organic chemistry, McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math.
5. D. Lednicer: Steroid chemistry at a glance, Wiley.
6. Heterocyclic Chemistry, Volume I, Volume II, Volume III by R. R. Gupta, M. Kumar, V. Gupta, Publisher: Springer Nature (SIE)
7. Fundamental Principles of Polymeric material, Stephen L. Rosen, Second edition, John Wiley and sons, Inc. (1993)


Pharmaceutics Pharmacy Textbooks Books:

1. Lachman Leon, Liberman Herbert A., Kaing Joseph L., “Theory and practice of Industrial Pharmacy” 3rd edition,1987, Varghese
Publishing house,Mumbai.
2. Liberman Herbert A., rieger, “Pharmaceutical dosage Forms-Disperse Systems”, vol 1/2/3, 2nd edition,2005, Marcel Dekker Inc.,
New York.
3. Allen, Loyd v V.Jr, “Remingtons- the Science and Practice of Pharmacy, Vol 1 / 2, 22nd edition, Pharmaceutical Press
4. Patrik Sinko Ed.”Martin’s Physical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences”, 6th edition, 2010,Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
5. M.E. Aulton Ed.,”Pharmaceutics-The Science of Dosage Form Design”3rd edition,2007,
Churchill livingstone Elsevier Ltd., UK.
6. E.A. Rawlins Ed.,”Bentley’s Textbook of Pharmaceutics”, 2010, Elsevier Publications.
7. S.J.Carter Ed.,”Tutorial Pharmacy-Cooper & Gunn”, 6th edition,1986, CBS Publishers & distributors, India.
8. Pharmacopeias-IP, BP, USP-latest editions
9. Harry’s Cosmeticology Edited by J. B. Wilkinson and R. J. Moore, Longman Scientific & Technical Publishers
10. Cosmetics Science and Technology, Edited by M. S. Balsam, E. Sagarin, S. D. Gerhon, S. J. Strianse and M. M. Rieger, Volumes
1,2 and 3.Wiley-Interscience, Wiley India Pvt. Ltd.
11. Poucher’s Perfumes, cosmetics & Soaps, Editor- Hilda Butler, Klewer Academic Publishers,Netherlands
12. Cosmetic Technology, Ed. By S. Nanda, A. Nanda and R. Khar, Birla Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
13. Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Technology, Vol. 6, Eds. James Swarbrick, James C. Boylan, Marcel Dekker Inc.
14. BIS Guidelines for different cosmetic products.
15. Formulation and function of cosmetics by Jellinek Stephan, Wiley Interscience.
16. Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006.

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Pharmacy Textbooks Books:

1. R. C. Dubey, A textbook of biotechnology
2. B. D. Singh, Biotechnology.
3. S. P. Vyas and Dixit, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, CBS publisher & distributers.
4. S. S. Kori, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.
5. H. D. Kumar, Biotechnology, Affiliate East-West press Pvt. Ltd New Delhi.
6. Ananthnarayan, A textbook of microbiology, Orient Longman Pvt. Ltd.
7. W. B. Hugo and A. D. Russell, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Blackwell Science.
8. David, Nelson, Lehninger – Principle of Biochemistry, W. H. Freeman & Co.
9. Pelezar, Chan & Krieg, Microbiology-Concepts and Applications, International Edn., McGraw Hill, Inc.,
10. Weir Stewart: Immunology, Churchill Livingstone.
11. Chandrakant Kakote, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.
12.Desmond S.T. Nicholl, An introduction to genetic engineering, Panima Publishing Corporation, New Delhi.
13. Stanbury F. P., Whitakar A., and Hall J.S. Principles of fermentation technology,2nd edition. Aditya books LTD., New Delhi.

Pharmacology Pharmacy Textbooks Books:

1. Goodman & Gilman’s Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, McGraw Hill Companies Inc.
2. Satoskar R.S. Bhandarkar S.D. & Rege N. N. Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Popular Prakashan.
3. Rang & Dale Pharmacology, Churchill Livingstone.
4. Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology- Lippincott-Raven Howland & Nyeets Publishers NY.
5. Laurence D. R. & Bennett Clinical Pharmacology, Elsevier NY.
6. Kulkarni S. K. Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology, Vallabh Prakashan, New Delhi.
7. Katzung B. G. -Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, Appleton and Lange publications.
8. Ghosh M. N. Fundamentals of Experimental Pharmacology Hilton & Company, Kolkata.

Biochemistry Text books

1. Meyers, R. A., Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Wiley-VCH, 2000.
2. Lodish, H. Molecular Cell Biology, 6th Edition, W. H. Freeman and Co., NY, USA.
3. Rose, P. Molecular Biotechnology, Panima, 2000.
4. Brown, T. A., Molecular Biology, Vol. I and II, Academic Press, 2000.
5. B. Lewin, Genes IX, 9th Edition, Jones and Barlett Pub., USA, 2007.
6. Watson J. D. Molecular Biology of the Gene, Benjamin Cummings; 6th Edition, 2007.
7. D,.Nelson and M.Cox, (2005), “Lehninger’s Principles of biochemistry”, 4th ed., Macmillan worth Publishers.

Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements -(2 Hr/Wk)

1. Handbook of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods, Second Edition, Eds Robert E.C. Wildman, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis
2. Nutraceuticals: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals, Brian Lockwood
3. Nutraceuticals in Health and Disease Prevention edited by Klaus Kramer, Peter-Paul Hoppe, Lester Packer, Marcel Decker New
4. Nutraceuticals: Efficacy, Safety and Toxicity edited by Ramesh C. Gupta Academic Press, Elsevier Publication
5. Handbook of Nutraceuticals Volume I: Ingredients, Formulations, and Applications edited by Yashwant Vishnupant Pathak, CRC
Press, Taylor and Francis
6. Nutraceuticals edited by Alexandru Grumezescu, Academic Press Elsevier
7. Nutraceuticals, Glycemic Health and Type 2 Diabetes, Eds Vijai K. Pasupuleti, James W. Anderson, Wiley Blackwell Publications
8. Regulation of Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals: A Global Perspective, Ed Clare M. Hasler, Blackwell Publishing
9. Developing New Functional Food and Nutraceutical Products edited by Debasis Bagchi, Sreejayan Nair, Academic Press, Elsevier
10. Phytosterols as Functional Food Components and Nutraceuticals, Ed Paresh C. Dutta, Marcel Decker Publishing
11. Phenolics in Food and Nutraceuticals, Fereidoon Shahidi, Marian Naczk, CRC press
12. Bioactive Proteins and Peptides as Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals, Eds Yoshinori Mine, Eunice Li-Chan, Bo Jiang, Wiley
13. Marine Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods, Ed Colin Barrow, Fereidoon Shahidi, CRC press
14. Role of dietary fibres and nutraceuticals in preventing diseases, K. T Agusti and P.Faizal, B S Publication
15. Goldberg, I. Functional Foods. Chapman and Hall, New York.
16. Labuza, T.P. Functional Foods and Dietary Supplements: Safety, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMPs) and Shelf Life Testing in
Essentials of Functional Foods, Eds M.K. Sachmidl and T.P. Labuza, Aspen Press.

Microbial Genetics Text Books

. Peter J. Russell (2006), “Genetics-A molecular approach”, 2nd ed.
2. Benjamin A. Pierce (2008), “Genetics a conceptual approach”, 3rd ed., W. H. Freeman and company.
3. R. H. Tamarin, (2004), “Principles of genetics”, Tata McGraw Hill.
4. D. Nelson and M. Cox, (2005), “Lehninger’s Principles of biochemistry”, 4th ed., Macmillan worth Publishers.
5. M. Madigan, J. Martinko, J. Parkar, (2009), “Brock Biology of microorganisms”, 12th ed., Pearson Education International.
6. Fairbanks and Anderson, (1999), “Genetics”, Wadsworth Publishing Company.
7. Prescott, Harley and Klein, “Microbiology”,. 7th edition Mc Graw Hill international edition.
8. Robert Weaver, “Molecular biology”, , 3rd edn. Mc Graw Hill international edition.
9. Nancy Trun and Janine Trempy, (2004), “Fundamental bacterial genetics”, Blackwell Publishing
10. Snustad, Simmons, “Principles of Genetics”, 3rd edn. John Wiley & sons, Inc.

 Packaging of Pharmaceuticals – (2 Hr/Wk)

1. D. A. Dean, Roy Evans, Ian Hall. Pharmaceutical packaging technology. Tylor and Francis, London.
2. Edward J. Bauer, Pharmaceutical Packaging Handbook. Bausch and Lomb, Rochester, New York, USA.
3. Wilmer A. Jenkins, Kenton R. Osborn. Packaging drugs and pharmaceuticals.
4. Salvatore J. Turco, Sterile dosage forms: their preparation and clinical applications
5. Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006.
6. Michael E. Aulton, Kevin Tylor (Ed.). Aulton’s Pharmaceutics: The design and Manufacture of Medicine.
7. Gilbert Banker and Christopher Rhodes. Modern Pharmaceutics.
8. Leon Lachman; Lieberman Herbert A.; Kanig, Joseph L. The theory and Practice of Industrial Pharmacy.
9. Hanlon J., Robert J. Kelsey, “Handbook of Package Engineering” 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill, New. York. 1984
10. Paine A., “Packaging User’s Handbook”, Springer, 1990
11. K. Avis, Liberman and Lachman, Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms: Parenterals, Vol. I, Marcel Dekker, Expanded ad revised edition,

Free Medical Books For You – Free Pharmaceutical Books For You

Free Medical Books For You - Free Pharmaceutical Books For You

Free Medical Books For You

When you are a student in the medical stream you not just have to love reading but have to learn the concepts well and not memorizing the words. Physicians say, “If you want to graduate from medical school, there are two rules: Don’t fall behind and don’t fall in love.” Studying medicine would need your stubborn patience. Mostly the books recommended from the medical school books are huge textbooks that one finds difficult to finish, even if medical school was extended to six years. Reading in clinical practice is important as it relates to clinical competencies including patient care, medical knowledge and practice-based learning. Majority of students report problems with reading. The main problem has been an unclear source to read about their patients. This can be attributed to the lack of students’ skills to search and find the proper information needed. This issue if enhanced in the first year of medical school the students’ would become to be self-learners and know how to make use of the available learning resources.

In a questionnaire for fifth-year students, King Saud University College of Medicine, 76%reported reading for an average of 4.3(SD 5) (median three hours per week, range zero to 35 hours per week). The most commonly used resources are pocketbooks and medical textbooks. Students spend a sufficient amount of time reading medical pocketbooks and lecture handouts with less time spend on online sources. Students need to be advised to use the update online sources more frequent. Spending more time reading maximizes the efficiency and performances during the clinical rotations.

Below are some links where you can get some collection of medical books in soft copy version:-

Folder link–> Anatomy – Google Drive


1–> KLM for Gross Anatomy

2–> Snell’s Anatomy

3–> BD Churassia

4–> RJ Last

5–> Grey’s Anatomy

6–> Langman Embryology

7–> KLM for Embryology

8–> BD for General Anatomy

9–> Dissector

10–> Di Fore Histology

11–> Junqueira’s Histology

12–> Netter Atlas of human Anatomy

Folder link–> Physiology – Google Drive


1–> Guyton

2–> Ganong

3–> Sheerwood

4–> Sembulingam

Folder link–> Biochemistry – Google Drive


1–> Harper

2–> Lippincott

3–> Chatterjea

4–> Satyanarayan

5–> Stryer

6–> MRS Biochemistry

Folder link–> Pathology – Google Drive


1–> Big Robins

2–> Medium Robins

3–> Pathoma

4–> Goljan

5–> Harsh Mohan Pathology

6–> Atlas of Histopathology

7–> Levinson

8–> MRS microbiology

9–> Microbiology by Jacquelyn G. Black

10–> Color Atlas of Microbiology

11–> Kaplan Pathology

Free Medical Books For You - Free Pharmaceutical Books For You

Folder link–> Pharmacology – Google Drive


1–> Big Katzung

2–> Mini Katzung

3–> Kaplan Review

4–> Lippincott

5–> Pocket Katzung

6–> Rang and Dale’s Pharmacology

7–> Atlas of Pharmacology

Folder link–> Forensic Medicine – Google Drive


1–> Simpson’s Forensics

2–> Krishan’s Forensics

3–> Atlas of Autopsy

4–> Atlas of Forensic Medicine

Folder link–> Eye – Google Drive


1–> Jogi

2–> Jatoi

3–> Parson’s Textbook of Eye

4–> Kanski

5–> AK Khurana

6–> Atlas of ophthalmology

Folder link–> ENT – Google Drive


1–> Dhingra

2–> Logans Turner

3–> Color Atlas of Otorhinolaryngology

4–> Maqbool’s Text Book of ENT

5–> Clinical Methods in ENT by PT Wakode

6–> ENT at a Glance

Folder link–> Community Medicine – Google Drive


1–> Monica’s Text Book Community Medicine

2–> Mahajan And Gupta Text Book of Community Medicine

3–> Bancroft’s Text Book of Community Medicine

>…  Physiology:-Folder link–>…  Biochemistry:-Folder link–>… Pathology:-Folder link–>… Pharmacology:-Folder link–>… Forensic Medicine:-Folder link–>… Ophthalmology:-Folder link–>… Otorhinolaryngology:-Folder link–>… Community Medicine:-Folder link–>… Medicine:-Folder link–>… Surgery:-Folder link–>… Obstetrics & Gynecology:-Folder link–>… Pediatrics:-Folder link–>… 1st Professional Books–>… 2nd Professional Books–>… 3rd Professional Books–>… 4th Professional Books–>… One Link For All eBooks–>…

When you study, focus on studying. Take your book, some earplugs, some paper, a pen, and take notes on what you’re trying to learn. Writing things out helps you remember concepts. All the other distractions make it harder for you to concentrate on learning. Don’t take your phone with you, or take it and pull the battery out of it. Subjects like anatomy and pharmacology include memorizing relationships. Remember, medical school is about drinking a vast amount of information efficiently. You can’t do that with a textbook. There’s a big difference between “book sense” and “common sense.” You need both to succeed.

Morrison and Boyd Organic Chemistry – Book review

Book review Morrison and Boyd Organic chemistry 7th Edition
Book review Morrison and Boyd Organic chemistry 7th Edition

 Pharmawiki Book review for Morrison and Boyd – Textbook of Organic Chemistry


No doubt anyone who has ever graduated with Chemistry has not heard of this book. Morrison and Boyd is still the GOLD standard reference text book for learning concepts of Organic chemistry. As with reference to pharmacy students especially B.Pharm students, this book covers a lot about Hydrocarbons, (Alkanes, alkenes and alkynes). A considerable good understanding about aromatic hydrocarbons is also provided (the question why Benzene is aromatic/stable/exhibits resonance could be one of your final exam questions!!!). Another important topic is STEREOCHEMISTRY! No one else twists the molecules better than Morrison and Boyd – this book has one of the most excellent descriptions for isomerism.

All in all this is a wonderful, but it has a few limitations. The language is a bit on higher side of English, so people from non-english background (Hindi/Telugu) can face difficulties trying to read this book. (I had to use a dictionary often !) Further owing to the bulkiness of the book, this book is not recommended for last minute exam preparation (You need atleast a week to read this book so not for if exam is tomorrow).

I suggest that every Pharmacy student should read this book atleast once.

In case this book intimidates you, there is an another option by Mehta and mehta

Cancer – How it happens…

 “To understand the model genesis of cancer in terms of molecular changes in genes, let us begin with a normal cell, say a lung cell that resides in the left lung of a forty-year-old fire-safety-equipment installer. One morning in 1968, a minute sliver of asbestos from his equipment wafts through the air and lodges in the vicinity of that cell. His body reacts to the sliver with an inflammation. The cells around the sliver begin to divide furiously, like a minuscule wound trying to heal, and a small clump of cells derived from the original cell arises at the site.

In one cell in that clump an accidental mutation occurs in the ras gene. The mutation creates an activated version of ras. The cell containing the mutant gene is driven to grow more swiftly than its neighbors and creates a clump within the original clump of cells. It is not yet a cancer cell, but a cell in which uncontrolled cell division has partly been unleashed—cancer’s primordial ancestor.

A decade passes. The small collection of ras-mutant cells continues to proliferate, unnoticed, in the far periphery of the lung. The man smokes cigarettes, and a carcinogenic chemical in tar reaches the periphery of the lung and collides with the clump of ras-mutated cells. A cell in this clump acquires a second mutation in its genes, activating a second oncogene.

Another decade passes. Yet another cell in that secondary mass of cells is caught in the path of an errant X-ray and acquires yet another mutation, this time inactivating a tumor suppressor gene. This mutation has little effect since the cell possesses a second copy of that gene. But in the next year, another mutation inactivates the second copy of the tumor suppressor gene, creating a cell that possesses two activated oncogenes and an inactive tumor suppressor gene.

Now a fatal march is on; an unraveling begins. The cells, now with four mutations, begin to outgrow their brethren. As the cells grow, they acquire additional mutations and they activate pathways, resulting in cells even further adapted for growth and survival. One mutation in the tumor allows it to incite blood vessels to grow; another mutation within this blood-nourished tumor allows the tumor to survive even in areas of the body with low oxygen.

Mutant cells beget cells beget cells. A gene that increases the mobility of the cells is activated in a cell. This cell, having acquired motility, can migrate through the lung tissue and enter the bloodstream. A descendant of this mobile cancer cell acquires the capacity to survive in the bone. This cell, having migrated through the blood, reaches the outer edge of the pelvis, where it begins yet another cycle of survival, selection, and colonization. It represents the first metastasis of a tumor that originated in the lung.

The man is occasionally short of breath. He feels a tingle of pain in the periphery of his lung. Occasionally, he senses something moving under his rib cage when he walks. Another year passes, and the sensations accelerate. The man visits a physician and a CT scan is performed, revealing a rindlike mass wrapped around a bronchus in the lung. A biopsy reveals lung cancer. A surgeon examines the man and the CT scan of the chest and deems the cancer inoperable. Three weeks after that visit, the man returns to the medical clinic complaining of pain in his ribs and his hips. A bone scan reveals metastasis to the pelvis and the ribs.

Intravenous chemotherapy is initiated. The cells in the lung tumor respond. The man soldiers through a punishing regimen of multiple cell-killing drugs. But during the treatment, one cell in the tumor acquires yet another mutation that makes it resistant to the drug used to treat the cancer. Seven months after his initial diagnosis, the tumor relapses all over the body—in the lungs, the bones,the liver. On the morning of October, 17, 2004, deeply narcotized on opiates in a hospital bed in Boston and surrounded by his wife and his children, the man dies of metastatic lung cancer, a sliver of asbestos still lodged in the periphery of his lung. He is seventy-six years old.

I began this as a hypothetical story of cancer. The genes, carcinogens, and the sequence of mutations in this story are all certainly hypothetical. But the body at its center is real. This man was the first patient to die in my care during my fellowship in cancer medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Medicine, I said, begins with storytelling. Patients tell stories to describe illness; doctors tell stories to understand it. Science tells its own story to explain diseases. This story of one cancer’s genesis—of carcinogens causing mutations in internal genes, unleashing cascading pathways in cells that then cycle through mutation, selection, and survival—represents the most cogent outline we have of cancer’s birth.”

Cancer know all book

An excerpt from the book – “The Emperor Of All Maladies: A Biography Of Cancer” wriiten by Siddhartha Mukherjee. A book which i say is a must read for everyone in pharma field. One comes across the different practical approaches to Drug Discovery (Did you know Yellapragada Subbarow’s Methotrexate was probably first anti-leukemic Drug), clinical trials, and why America spends a lot on Cancer research (Paclitaxel was one such drug that came out of random screening) and many other facts.

Cover page of the Emperor of all maladies