Published on in Vol 15, No 9 (2013): September

Evaluating Aspects of Online Medication Safety in Long-Term Follow-Up of 136 Internet Pharmacies: Illegal Rogue Online Pharmacies Flourish and Are Long-Lived

Evaluating Aspects of Online Medication Safety in Long-Term Follow-Up of 136 Internet Pharmacies: Illegal Rogue Online Pharmacies Flourish and Are Long-Lived

Evaluating Aspects of Online Medication Safety in Long-Term Follow-Up of 136 Internet Pharmacies: Illegal Rogue Online Pharmacies Flourish and Are Long-Lived

Authors of this article:

Andras Fittler 1 ;   Gergely Bősze 1 ;   Lajos Botz 1


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Books/Policy Documents

  1. Baratto G. The Illegal Trade of Medicines on Social Media. View