Eye catching drug classification charts which help create pictorial memory. Several new figures, charts, tables and highlight boxes have been added. Focus on ‘evidence-based medicine’ by extensive reference to credible studies and endpoint trials. India-specific information on diseases, drugs and treatment guidelines, particularly for TB, leprosy, HIV-AIDS, malaria, kala-azar, etc. Therapeutic recommendations from eminent professional bodies and organizations. The Problem Directed Study at the end of most chapters provides an exercise in therapeutic decision making. Includes Appendices on Solution to Problem Directed Study; Prescribing in Pregnancy; Drugs in Breastfeeding; and Drugs and Fixed Dose Combinations Banned in India. A brief list of useful references for further reading is provided at the end of the book.