Volume 32, Issue 2 (March 1987)

    A Review of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Psychoactive Drugs

    Published Online: March


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    This book is apparently a collection of 23 papers presented at a symposium about the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of psychoactive drugs, which is referred to in the text as “this symposium” but not identified by the editors! Therefore, despite the title of the book and the misleading titles of some of the chapters, the book is more a “proceedings” than a reference book, and the “chapters” are usually presentations of the authors original research. For example, Chapter 14, “Pharmacodynamics of Certain Drugs of Abuse,” contains only the authors' research on marijuana, plus an experiment involving cocaine and one with levoalpha-acetylmethadol (LAAM). The chapter has a total of 6 references, all studies by the author. Likewise, Chapter 23, with the impressive title of “Immunoassays for Pharmacokinetic Studies of Psychoactive Drugs,” presents only “the development and validation of an RIA, (for) THC and phencyclidine.” The reader is informed that “for additional information on immunoassays, several excellent texts are available on the subject.”

    Author Information:

    Poklis, A
    Associate professor, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

    Stock #: JFS11164J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11164J

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    Title A Review of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Psychoactive Drugs
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    Committee E30