Medically-enhanced normality: An alternative perspective on the use of medicines for non-medical purposes

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Medically-enhanced normality : An alternative perspective on the use of medicines for non-medical purposes. / Møldrup, Claus; Traulsen, Janine Morgall; Almarsdóttir, Anna Birna.

In: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Vol. 11, No. 4, 01.12.2003, p. 243-249.

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Møldrup, C, Traulsen, JM & Almarsdóttir, AB 2003, 'Medically-enhanced normality: An alternative perspective on the use of medicines for non-medical purposes', International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 243-249. https://doi.org/10.1211/0022357022683

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Møldrup, C., Traulsen, J. M., & Almarsdóttir, A. B. (2003). Medically-enhanced normality: An alternative perspective on the use of medicines for non-medical purposes. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 11(4), 243-249. https://doi.org/10.1211/0022357022683

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Møldrup C, Traulsen JM, Almarsdóttir AB. Medically-enhanced normality: An alternative perspective on the use of medicines for non-medical purposes. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2003 Dec 1;11(4):243-249. https://doi.org/10.1211/0022357022683

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Møldrup, Claus ; Traulsen, Janine Morgall ; Almarsdóttir, Anna Birna. / Medically-enhanced normality : An alternative perspective on the use of medicines for non-medical purposes. In: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2003 ; Vol. 11, No. 4. pp. 243-249.

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