Provides a sound theoretical basis for understanding chemical kinetics and its uses in studying drug stability. Treats the calculations, approximations, and estimates that are useful to the pharmacist in professional practice, and presents a collection of selected drug-stability data from the pharmaceutical literature. This Handbook makes accessible to the pharmacist much of the information necessary to make pharmaceutical decisions about drug stability. Changes in this edition include thorough revision of the chapter on oxidation, addition of a new chapter on solid-state stability, and a tripling of the number of stability monographs. All monographs figures have been redrawn, most of them from published data, and all sources are cited.