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Attribution / Citation Guidelines

Please use the following guidelines when referring to content found on Drugs.com.

News & Blog References

When quoting information from the Drugs.com website you must clearly indicate Drugs.com as the source. When referencing such information on your website or blog, you must also include a live link back to the appropriate URL on the Drugs.com website.

Examples:

"Source: Drugs.com Statistics, Q4 2011 (http://www.drugs.com/stats/top100/2011/q4/sales)."

or

"According to Drugs.com, Lipitor sales reached $1.9 billion in each of the first three quarters of 2011."

or

"According to Drugs.com, Lipitor sales reached $1.9 billion in each of the first three quarters of 2011 (Source: http://www.drugs.com/stats/lipitor)."

or

"According to Drugs.com, some of the side effects of Claritin are nervousness, fatigue and headaches. Additional information on Claritin is available at http://www.drugs.com/claritin.html. "

or

"According to Drugs.com, some of the side effects of Claritin are nervousness, fatigue and headaches (Source: http://www.drugs.com/claritin.html)."

Academic References

If you do not have your own citation style, we suggest you use the citation guidelines for websites as specified by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

Website Name [Media Type]. Page Title; Copyright; [Date page last updated; Date of citation]. URL.

For Example:

Drugs.com [Internet]. Zyrtec Information from Drugs.com; c2000-10 [Updated: 2010 April 16; Cited: 2010 October 8]. Available from: http://www.drugs.com/zyrtec.html.

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