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Drug Overdoses With Antimalarial Agents: Prescribing and Dispensing Errors

Hans O. Lobel, MD; Philip E. Coyne, MD; Philip J. Rosenthal, MD
JAMA. 1998;280(17):1483. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-280-17-jbk1104.
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To the Editor.— We describe 3 previously undocumented episodes of severe overdosing with antimalaria drugs reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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