Contents of a package insert

March 2008
Pharmaceutical Representative;Mar2008, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p37
The article focuses on the contents of the package insert, a document provided along with a prescription medication to provide additional information about the drug. The package insert offers information about the drug's description, clinical pharmacology, indications and usage. It also includes facts involving the effects of overdosing, precautions and adverse reactions.


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