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Fatal toxicity of drugs used in the treatment of psychotic illnesses

  • Nicholas A. Buckley (a1) and Peter R. McManus (a2)
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Dr N. A. Buckley, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra ACT, 0200. Australia

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Fatal toxicity of drugs used in the treatment of psychotic illnesses

  • Nicholas A. Buckley (a1) and Peter R. McManus (a2)
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