Recent Advances in Clinical Therapeutics, Volume 1: Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease, Analgesics, and Endocrine Disorders presents the clinical development in therapeutics. This book covers three major areas, including endocrinology, analgesics, and hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors. Organized into four parts encompassing 20 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the stepped care approach to the treatment of hypertension. This text then summarizes the advances in various fields of medicine, including concepts or principles of pharmacotherapy. Other chapters consider the value of treating mild hypertension and the combined use of sodium nitroprusside and a chronotropic drug in congestive heart failure. This book discusses as well the methods in the therapy of diabetes mellitus. The final chapter deals with the three general approaches by which therapeutic agents are developed, namely, clinical methods, pharmacological methods, and chemical methods. This book is a valuable resource for clinical pharmacologists, primary care physicians, and allied health professionals.