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AMA Style: The Basics for Pharmacy Writing: Lexicomp, MicroMedex, CPS

Format and Example - Lexicomp, MicroMedex, CPS

Note:  Lexicomp, MicroMedex, and CPS follow the same format. 

Drug Name. In: (Specific database title). Publisher. Publication date (if available). Updated date. Accessed date. URL (no period after the URL)

Example from Lexicomp:

  1.  Ciprofloxacin (Systemic). In: Lexi-Drugs. Lexi-Comp, Inc. Updated November 24, 2020. Accessed November 24, 2020.

You can obtain the “drug updated” information from the Lexicomp results page:

Drug update information follows each link to a drug in the Lexicomp results page

Example from the CTMA, found via CPS:

  1. Kendrick J. Allergic rhinitis. In: Compendium of Therapeutics for Minor Ailments. Canadian Pharmacists Association. Updated August 1, 2018. Accessed November 24, 2020.