Dr. Hsu's Pharmacy Formulary
Dr. Hsu's Pharmacy Formulary is the pharmacy review material
that I have written and given to all students in my FPGEE/NAPLEX/Jurisprudence
exam class. The FPGEE candidates and the licensure examination candidates
are studying the identical Dr. Hsu? Pharmacy Formulary ( see below for
The Formulary combines pharmacy law, pharmacy practice and pharmacotherapy
in one place so that the candidate is able to review all aspects of current
pharmacy practice in the U.S. and possess a comprehensive knowledge of
medications for disease management.
The Formulary reviews all medicastions PRESCRIBED by physicians in the
current practice of medicine in the U.S. I must emphasize that not all
medications presented in the pharmacology books are prescribed by the
All FPGEE/Licensure Exam candidates must know what medications are currently
prescribed by the physicians in the U.S. and study them well. Spending much
time on drugs that are not prescribed in the U.S. is simply wasting time.
The drug products prescribed in the U.S. are often very much different from
those used in Taiwan, China and many other foreign countries. Many
medications being used in the U.S are not available in Taiwan and vice
versa. Knowing what to study is critical for FPGEE and licensure exam.
I have been practicing as a Californian pharmacist in a medical clinic
pharmacy at Los Angeles for more than 2 years. My position is the
pharmacist-in-charge (PIC) which means that I am the manager of the pharmacy
in charge of all pharmacy activities.
This position has given me an excellent opportunity to write the Dr. Hsu?
Pharmacy Formulary for use by my students in the FPGEE/Licensure Exam class.
The test questions of the FPGEE are mainly made up of pharmacotherapy and
related subjects. A higher score of FPGEE that a candidate can get simply
means he or she knows better about current pharmacotherapy concepts,
pharmacy law and pharmacy practice in the U.S. Such a candidate will
certainly pass the licensure exam of any one of the 50 states at his or her
Those who barely pass the FPGEE do not know pharmacotherapy, pharmacy law
and pharmacy practice well enough. They will have less chance of passing the
licensure exam at a single attempt.
I let the FPGEE and licensure exam candidates in my class study the
identical Dr Hsu's Pharmacy Formulary just for one good reason: They will
have time to study the content as many times as they need and become very
well familiar with it. The knowledge they acquire through studying the
Formulary not only helps them pass all exams and get licensed but also helps
them practice as a pharmacist.
Simply put, the Dr Hsu's Pharmacy Formulary is a very useful and powerful
tool for both the candidates of FPGEE and licensure exam and the practicing
pharmacists in any state of America.