The physicochemical basis of pharmaceuticals
Humphrey Moynihan, Abina Crean
Oxford University Press 2009
is out in this week's issue of Chemistry & Industry (should turn up here very soon). Found the book very readable and interesting, so the review is broadly a recommendation.
Here's a snippet:
The authors focus on the well-established drugs and delivery routes, so they are mainly concerned with organic molecules, using classical drugs like aspirin, paracetamol, and ibuprofen as examples, and creams, pills, injections, etc. as the standard delivery methods. [...] the book is very good at delivering exactly what it says on the cover, namely giving students a physicochemical basis for understanding the formulation of pharmaceuticals.