Presents 168 of Allen's "Contemporary Compounding" columns reprinted from U.S. Pharmacist, and is organized by therapeutic category. Many of the columns include updated stability information from USP25/NF20. An introduction to good compounding practices, tables presenting equivalent values for compounding calculations, a directory of suppliers of compounding chemicals, a glossary of terms, and a dosage form index and drug index supplement the columns. The basic formulas offered in this collection provide for some uniformity of preparation, as well as a starting point for further modification for specific patients. The volume is designed also to provide documentation for the use of these basic formulas as presented in the contemporary literature.