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Vol. 151 No. 0708 (2021)

Valproate in pregnancy: authors’ reply: Reply to comment on: Use of valproate in pregnancy and in women of childbearing age between 2014 and 2018 in Switzerland: a retrospective analysis of Swiss healthcare claims data

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Swiss Med Wkly. 2021;151:w20481


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