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Pharmaco-epidemiology: What do (and don't) we know about utilisation and impact of psychotropic medications in real-life conditions?

  • Hélène Verdoux (a1) and Bernard Bégaud (a1)
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Professor Hélène Verdoux, Hôpital Charles Perrens, 121 rue de la Béchade, 33076 Bordeaux Cedex, France. Tel: (33) 556 56 17 32; fax: (33) 556 56 35 46; e-mail: helene.verdoux@u-bordeaux2.fr
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Pharmaco-epidemiology: What do (and don't) we know about utilisation and impact of psychotropic medications in real-life conditions?

  • Hélène Verdoux (a1) and Bernard Bégaud (a1)
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