Ask The Pharmacist by Richard P. Hoffmann, Pharm.D. (200 pg plus index perfect bound): ISBN 1-884778-81-X, $9.95+$1.50 P&H. This book contains useful, up-to-date drug and health information for the consumer. Written in easy to understand language, Dr. Hoffmann provides timely answers to commonly asked questions about medication and health related topics including: diabetes, heart problems, arthritis, impotence, use of herbals, hair loss, prostate concerns, allergies, breast feeding, and many more. To order, please send check or money order to: Richard P. Hoffmann, 1135 N. Timucuan Trail, Inverness, FL 34453.

All profits from this book will be donated to the Wayne State University College of Pharmacy & Allied Health Professions New Building Fund. 


  • Proper Medication Use 
  • Cardiovascular Problems 
  • Men’s Concerns 
  • Herbal Medications & Nutritional Supplements 
  • Gastrointestinal Problems 
  • Mom And The Kids 
  • Skin Care 
  • Diabetes 
  • Infections 
  • Allergies 
  • Weight Control 
  • Arthritis And Pain 
  • Parkinsons Disease 
  • Other Medical Problems 
  • Tips And Tidbits 
  • Index 
Ask the Pharmacist

About The Author

Richard P. Hoffmann received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 1970 and 1972 respectively. Since that time he has practiced pharmacy in a variety of settings including community pharmacies, nursing home pharmacies, compounding pharmacies, and numerous hospitals. Dr. Hoffmann has over 25 years of drug information and medical writing experience. His publications include several hundred professional and scientific papers, in addition to a book on adverse drug reactions and medication errors. He is the recipient of numerous professional awards including the prestigious national Award for Achievement in the Professional Practice of Hospital Pharmacy from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and was named Michigan Hospital Pharmacist of the Year in 1988. In addition, he has been an adjunct faculty member for three different colleges. Dr. Hoffmann is now retired and lives in Florida with his wife, Meg. He currently participates in volunteer endeavors and freelance professional activities including his "Ask The Pharmacist" column which appears weekly in the Citrus County Chronicle newspaper. Dr. Hoffmann has two sons, Rick and Bill, who live in Michigan. 

Author's Statement
This book is a collection of previously published "Ask The Pharmacist" newspaper columns. It contains useful and easy to understand answers to readers’’ questions about medications and is written by one of America’’s most trusted healthcare professionals, the pharmacist. In his book, Dr. Hoffmann provides timely answers to commonly asked questions about a wide variety of medication and health-related topics. This information is needed now more than ever before with rapidly growing advances in drug research and medical technology, along with the explosion of direct to consumer advertising. Add to this the faster approval of new drugs by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and numerous switches from prescription to over-the-counter medication availability and the complexity of drug use increases. Approximately 70% of consumers now say that currently available healthcare information is overwhelming and confusing to them. This confusion is only part of the overall problem of medication use in America where adverse effects from drugs are now a leading cause of death. "Ask The Pharmacist" helps to sort out much of this confusion and provides the information needed to assist consumers in making correct decisions about their medication needs. It is an invaluable resource for anyone with drug and health related questions. 

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