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15th International Social Pharmacy Workshop

by Angela Alexander

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The 15th International Social Pharmacy Workshop, hosted by the School of Health and Social Care, Bournemouth University, UK, and the the School of Pharmacy, University of Auckland, New Zealand, took place in Queenstown, New Zealand, from 8 to 11 July, 2008.

Abstracts of all the research papers are published as a supplement to the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice (2008; volume 16, Supplement 2).

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 10026180

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