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Hosp Pharm. 2014 May;49(5):420-4. doi: 10.1310/hpj4905-420.

Vigabatrin-Induced Encephalopathy; Fidaxomicin Hypersensitivity Reactions; Vemurafenib-Induced DRESS; Severe Alkalosis and Hypokalemia With Stanozolol Misuse; Isotretinoin-Associated Lip Abscess; Eltrombopag-Associated Hyperpigmentation.

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Chair and Clinical Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Temple University School of Pharmacy , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ; Clinical Advisor, Institute for Safe Medication Practices , Horsham, Pennsylvania.


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