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James E DeMuth, PhD, RPh


Dr. De Muth's 41 year career focused primarily of outreach programs for pharmacists and scientists working in the pharmaceutical industry.  For industry he initiated two new Land O'Lakes Conferences (bioanalytical and drug metabolism/applied pharmacikintics), expanded Spring on-campus short courses (including ones on toxicology, stability, drug metabolism and nanoparticles), created a three course series on applied drug development, and expanded onsite and regional short courses.

Background: JAMES E. De MUTH, PhD, RPh is a professor emeritus in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received the BS in Pharmacy degree from Drake University and the MS and PhD degrees in Pharmacy Continuing Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Druing his 41 year career his primary responsibilities are the development, implementation and evaluation (relying heavily on statistical methodology) of continuing education offerings for individuals in the pharmaceutical industry and pharmacists within the United States. During the last 20 years, Dr. De Muth has focused primarily of outreach programs for scientists working in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. De Muth has authored over 50 research articles in the pharmacy and adult education literature. He has taught over 175 statistical short courses in the United States, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Puerto Rico, Western Europe and the Middle East. Dr. De Muth received the 1993 Rufus A. Lyman Award for most notable original research and/or scholarly work published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 2000 William A. Blockstein Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy for contributions to the field of continuing pharmaceutical education and 2011 Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Alumni Achievement Award. For over 20 years he served on the Institutional Review Board of Covance Laboratories in Madison. He served as the chair of the Biostatistics Expert Committee (2000-2005), General Chapters Expert Committee (2005-2010) and is currently (2010-2020) chair of General Chapters Dosage Forms Expert Committee for the United States Pharmacopeia. In 2010 USP recognized the work of the General Chapters Expert Committee with its first Award for Outstanding Contributions to the USP Standard Setting Process.


  • BS 1970 Pharmacy - Drake University
  • MS 1972 ContEdu. Pharmacy - University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • PhD 1974 ContEdu. Pharmacy - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Highlighted Publications:
  • De Muth, J.E., Basic Statistics and Pharmaceutical Statistical Applications, Third Edition, CRC Press, 2014.
  • Siddiqui, A, Hernandez-Cardoso, A., Hancock, B.C., Sun, C.C., Wursterm D., Goldfarb, D.J., Zhang, G., De Muth, J. "Guidelines for Assessing and Controlling the Physical Stability of Pharmaceutical Raw Materials, Intermediates, and Dosage Forms" Pharmacopeial Forum 44(6), 2018.
  • Gray, V. Cady, S. Curran, D., De Muth, J., Eradiri, O., Hussain, M., Kraemer, J. Shabushnig, J. and Stippler, E. "In Vitro Release Test Methods for Drug Formulations for Parenteral Applications" Dissolution Technologies 25(4):8-13, 2018.
  • Burns, E.C. and De Muth, J.E. "Conversion of a Face to Face Short Course to a Blended Distance Education Program Available for Industrial Scientists Worldwide" Journal of Continuing Education and Professional Development 4(1):39-54. 2017.
  • De Muth, J.E. and Burns, E.C. "A Basic Introduction to Statistics" The Pharmaceutical Journal 297(7896) December 14, 2016.
  • Shah, V.P., Hunt, D.G. and De Muth, J. "Performance Test for Parenteral Dosage Forms" Pharmacopeial Forum 41(3), 2015.
  • Radebaugh, G.W., De Muth, J.E., Parr, A.F, Skwierczynski, R.D., Viehmann, A.M., Wesdyk, R.P., Brown, W.E. “A New General Chapter on Tablet Splitting”, Pharmacopeial Forum 39(4), 2013.
  • De Muth, J.E., et al., “New setting for the Land O’Lakes bioanalytical conference” Bioanalysis, 5(21):2601-2605, 2013.
  • Buxton, E.C. and De Muth, J.E. “Pharmacists’ perceptions of a live continuing education program comparing distance learning versus local learning” Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 9(2) :230-235, 2013.
  • Buxton, E.C., Burns, E.C. and De Muth, J.E. “Professional Development Webinars for Pharmacists” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 76(8) : Article 155, 2012.
  • Long, D.F., Shabushnig, J.G., Curry, P.D., De Muth, J.E., Stippler, E.S., Romero, N.E., and Brown, W.E. “Revision of USP General Chapter Deliverable Volume ” Pharmacopeial Forum 38(4) 2012.
  • Buxton, E and De Muth, J.E. “Adult Learners’ Perceptions of a Professional Development Program Comparing Live Distance Learning Versus Live Local Learning” Journal of Continuing Higher Education 60 :12-19, 2012.