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Pharmacy students become pharmacy practitioners only after successfully passing the national licensure examination as well as state and federal law examinations. These exams are the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NABPLEX) and the Multi-State Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam (MJPE). Overall, the pass rate for these examinations is quite good, the majority of students passing these exams and obtaining state pharmacy practice licenses on the first attempt. While this is statistically admirable, it does not speak to the preparation needed to accomplish this very difficult task. The purpose of this review book is to help with that task by offering more than 200 real life case study reviews of disease states, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmaceutic, pharmacologic and other basic science refreshers as well as an overview of federal pharmacy law.

The authors, either current or former members of faculty of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy Boston–Worcester, who have prepared cases for this book have taken great care to develop relevant and meaningful exercises. In addition, each case has a number of thought provoking questions to accompany it, several hundred in fact, with detailed answers and citations to better explain the concepts. Great pains were taken to incorporate the criteria as described by the National Association of Boards of Registration in Pharmacy (NABP) who administer these exams. On behalf of the Editors and faculty authors, we wish you the very best success in your future and rewarding careers as pharmacy professionals.

David C. Kosegarten, PhD, RPh
Douglas J. Pisano, PhD, RPh

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