Campbell, White Release New Diabetes Medications Book

College of Pharmacy Professors R. Keith Campbell and John R. White are co-authors of a new book for the American Diabetes Association titled, “Medications for the Treatment of Diabetes.”

The ADA calls the 548-page book “The Most Authoritative Guide to Diabetes Therapeutics Available.” It was printed by the publishers of the Physicians’ Desk Reference – Thomson Reuters of Montvale, New Jersey.

It is an updated edition of a book Campbell and White wrote that was released in 2000 and is part of the ADA’s Medical Management Series for health care professionals.

Eight other WSU pharmacy faculty contributed to this edition, along with a faculty member from the College of Nursing and Campbell’s son, Lance K. Campbell, a pharmacist in Snohomish, Wash.

Campbell has been at the College for 40 years and has dedicated his professional life to diabetes education. He has lectured extensively on the subject, made public and media appearances all around the country, and he has published more than 680 articles on the subject.

Campbell has been honored with top awards from the ADA, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the National Association of Retail Druggists, the American Pharmacists Association, the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists and the Washington State Pharmacy Association.

He also serves on numerous editorial boards and reviews and edits more than 30 papers each year, and he served as a consultant for a federal Food & Drug Administration project and on an advisory board for a project of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. He has lived with Type 1 diabetes for more than 59 years.

White has been involved in the field of diabetes since 1987 and has published and lectured extensively on the subject. This is his third book on medications. He has been a pharmacy faculty member since 1989 and has a doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from Mercer University in Atlanta, completed a residency and a fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco, and he completed physician assistant training at the University of Washington College of Medicine in 1998.

Pharmacy faculty who contributed to chapters were Danial Baker, Linda MacLean, Brian Gates, Terri Levien, Josh Neumiller, Steve Setter, Travis Sonnett and Megan Undeberg. Cynthia Corbett of the College of Nursing also contributed.