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The new consumer of medicine - The pharmacy technicians' perspective

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The new consumer of medicine - The pharmacy technicians' perspective. / Traulsen, Janine M.; Noerreslet, Mikkel.

I: Pharmacy World and Science, Bind 26, Nr. 4, 01.08.2004, s. 203-207.

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Traulsen, JM & Noerreslet, M 2004, 'The new consumer of medicine - The pharmacy technicians' perspective', Pharmacy World and Science, bind 26, nr. 4, s. 203-207. https://doi.org/10.1023/B:PHAR.0000035883.44707.6e

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Traulsen, J. M., & Noerreslet, M. (2004). The new consumer of medicine - The pharmacy technicians' perspective. Pharmacy World and Science, 26(4), 203-207. https://doi.org/10.1023/B:PHAR.0000035883.44707.6e

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Traulsen JM, Noerreslet M. The new consumer of medicine - The pharmacy technicians' perspective. Pharmacy World and Science. 2004 aug 1;26(4):203-207. https://doi.org/10.1023/B:PHAR.0000035883.44707.6e

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Traulsen, Janine M. ; Noerreslet, Mikkel. / The new consumer of medicine - The pharmacy technicians' perspective. I: Pharmacy World and Science. 2004 ; Bind 26, Nr. 4. s. 203-207.

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