Answered By: Laurissa Gann Last Updated: Oct 03, 2018 Views: 40658
In AMA style, the elements of a citation for a package insert are as follows (note that you may wish to include a trademark symbol if appropriate for the drug name):
Name of Medicine [package insert]. Place of publication : Publisher; Year of publication.
Sylatron (peginterferon alfa-2b) [package insert]. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp; 2011.
APA 6th Style
In APA 6th, the elements of a citation for a package insert are as follows (note that you may wish to include a trademark symbol if appropriate for the drug name):
- Who is responsible for the content of the package insert?
- When was it published?
- What is the document called? You may include [Package insert] to help identify what the item is.
- Where did it come from? The publisher and author of the package insert are the same, so use the author’s info in the publisher position.
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (2011). Sylatron™ (peginterferon alfa-2b) [Package insert]. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Author.
For more information about citing drug package inserts, visit the APA Style Blog.
In EndNote, you can manually create a package insert citation by going to References and then New Reference. Choose Journal for the reference type. Enter the year into the Year field. Enter the rest of the citation into the Title field within the EndNote citation you are creating. Save the citation upon closing, and then use it normally as any other EndNote reference.
- Thank you very much for this. It was helpful. How should one cite an Drug-label that is found at the FDA website?
How should I cite the following "New Drug Approval" document, which is the same as the package insert (at that time). The drug is Marinol, the manufacturer was (Unimed Pharmaceuticals, apparently a subsidary of Solvay"
Thank you very much.
- Hi Brett,
I would cite this the same way you cite a package insert.
- How would I cite a package insert with a revision date?
The Farley Library at Wilkes University, PA has an example of a revision date in a citation for a package insert:
Name of medicine [package insert on the Internet]. Place of publication: Manufacturer; Year of publication [dated cited]. Available from: URL
More information: https://wilkes.libguides.com/c.php?g=191948&p=1266866