We would like to thank the colleagues who have played an important role in our development throughout our undergraduate and graduate studies, as well as at our institutions. In addition, as our careers have advanced, we also have come to know many great academicians in other disciplines, and other leaders in pharmacy who have greatly influenced our careers and provided keen guidance. We have learned so much from all these people, and feel fortunate that they have been willing to share their knowledge and experience with us.
Thanks must also go to all the faculty, staff, and administrators at Northeastern University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Wingate University, who have provided an environment that makes this type of endeavor possible. We would also like to thank all of the students we have taught who have inspired us to continue to strive to become better educators.
We would like to thank everyone at McGraw-Hill, and in particular our editor, Michael Weitz, for working with us to improve this comprehensive pharmacy management textbook.
Finally, we would like to acknowledge the efforts of each of our chapter authors. We chose our authors not only because of their expertise, but also because of their dedication to teaching and the professional development of pharmacy students and pharmacists. There is no way in which we could have completed this textbook without their efforts.