Pharmacy Essentials: A Comprehensive Book List

Embarking on a journey towards becoming a pharmacist is an endeavor that holds great promise, not only for personal growth but also for contributing to the health and well-being of your community. As an aspiring pharmacist in Bangladesh, you are poised to step into a world where science, healthcare, and patient-centered service converge. To build a strong foundation and excel in this field, a comprehensive understanding of pharmacy essentials is essential. As it’s a dynamic and critical field at the intersection of medicine and science. To deepen your understanding of pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and patient well-being, here’s a curated book list that spans various aspects of pharmacy. Whether you’re a student, a practitioner, or simply intrigued by the world of pharmaceuticals, these books will provide valuable insights and knowledge.

The subsequent list is presented in accordance with the course name to offer students a comprehensive overview.

Inorganic Chemistry

  1. Modern Inorganic Chemistry by R.D. Madan. S. Chand & Company Ltd.
  2. Introduction to Modern Inorganic Chemistry by S. Z Haider. Friends International.

Organic Chemistry

  1. A Textbook of Organic Chemistry by Arun Bahl and B. S. Bahl. S. Chand & Company Ltd.
  2. Advanced Organic Chemistry by Arun Bahl and B. S. Bahl. S. Chand & Company Ltd.

Physical Chemistry

  1. Essentials of Physical Chemistry by B.S. Bahl, G.D. Tuli and, Arun Bahl. S. Chand & Company Ltd.
  2. Principles of Physical Chemistry by Puri, Sharma, and Pathania. Vishal Publishing Co.
  3. Principles of Physical Chemistry by Dr. Mahbubul Haque, and Dr. Mohammad Yousuf Ali Mollah. Brothers Publications.


  1. Textbook of Pharmacognosy by Abdul Ghani. AFI Publication.
  2. Pharmacognosy and Pharmacobiotechnology by James E. Robbers, Marilyn K. Speedie, and Varro E. Tyler. Williams & Wilkins.

Physiology and Anatomy

  1. Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology by John E. Hall. Saunders.
  2. Essentials of Human Physiology for Pharmacy by Laurie K. McCorry. Routledge.
  3. A Comprehensive Guide to Physiology and Bio-Chemistry: Reflex by Dr. Ranzu. Capital Book Center

Pharmaceutical Microbiology

  1. Hugo and Russell’s Pharmaceutical Microbiology by William Barry Hugo, S. P. Denyer, Norman A. Hodges, and S. P. Gorman. Wiley-Blackwell.
  2. Pharmaceutical Microbiology: Essentials for Quality Assurance and Quality Control by Tim Sandle. Woodhead Publishing.

Pharmaceutical Technology

  1. Introduction to Pharmaceutics (Volume 1 & 2) by A.K.Gupta, and S.S.Bajaj. CBS Publishers & Distributors Pvt Ltd.
  2. The Theory and Practice of Industrial Pharmacy by Leon Lachman. CBS Publishers & Distributors Pvt Ltd.
  3. Aulton’s Pharmaceutics: The Design and Manufacture of Medicines by Michael E. Aulton. Churchill Livingstone.
  4. Remington: The Science & Practice of Pharmacy- Alfronso R. Gennaro, 20th edition, Mack Publishing Company, Easton. Pennsylvania.


  1. Apex Medical Pharmacology by Dr. Javed Yousuf. Apex Publication.
  2. Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology (Lippincott Illustrated Reviews Series) by Karen Whalen. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW).
  3. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology by K.D. Tripathi. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publisher.
  4. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology by Bertram Katzung, and Anthony Trevor. McGraw Hill

Pharmaceutical Analysis

  1. A Textbook of Quantitative Inorganic Analysis, vol. I & II by Aurther I. Vogel. Longman, England.
  2. Pharmaceutical Drug Analysis by Ashutosh Kar. New Age International Publishers.

Pharmaceutical Marketing

  1. Pharmaceutical Marketing: A Practical Guide by Dimitris Dogramatzis. CRC Press
  2. Principles of Marketing by Philip Kotler, and Gary Armstrong. Pearson.

Medicinal Chemistry

  1. An Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry by Graham L. Patrick. Oxford University Press.
  2. Fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry by Gareth Thomas. Wiley-Blackwell.

Hospital Pharmacy

  1. A Text Book of Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy Theory & Practical by Dr. Pratibha Nand, Dr. Roop K. Khar. Birla Publications Pvt. Ltd.
  2. Hospital Pharmacy by Martin Stephens. Pharmaceutical Press.

Clinical Pathology

  1. Fundamentals of Pathology by Husain A. Sattar. Pathoma.
  2. Robbins Basic Pathology by Vinay Kumar, Abul Abbas, and Jon C. Aster. Elsevier.

Bioorganic Chemistry

  1. Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry by David L. Nelson, and Michael M. Cox. Freeman.
  2. Biochemistry by Lubert Stryer. W.H. Freeman.


  1. Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutics by J. S. Kulkarni, and A P Pawar. CBS Publishers and Distributors.
  2. Applied Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics by Leon Shargel, and Andrew Yu. McGraw Hill

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

  1. Biotechnology by U Satyanarayana. Books & Allied Ltd.
  2. Handbook of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology by Shayne Cox Gad. Wiley-Interscience.

Pharmaceutical Engineering

  1. Pharmaceutical Engineering (Unit Operations 1 & 2) by K Sambamurthy. New Age International.
  2. Pharmaceutical Engineering by Dr. Ashok A. Hajare. Nirali Prakashan.

This collection of carefully chosen books is designed to provide valuable insights and knowledge, tailored to the context and requirements of pharmacy education in Bangladesh. Whether you are a student, a practitioner, or simply intrigued by the world of pharmaceuticals, these books will serve as a guiding light on your educational journey.

This comprehensive book list serves as a valuable resource for aspiring pharmacists, offering a diverse range of topics that are fundamental to understanding the intricate world of pharmacy. As you embark on your journey in this dynamic field, remember that knowledge is the cornerstone of your success. By delving into these texts, you will gain insights that not only enrich your theoretical understanding but also provide practical insights into the various facets of pharmaceutical practice.