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Drugs & Therapy Perspectives

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 22–25 | Cite as

Effective Risk Management is the Key to Maximising the Benefits of Self Medication

Practical Issues and Updates
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Terfenadine Astemizole Levonorgestrel Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Multifaceted Approach 
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