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. 2007 Dec;4(12):e354.
doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040354.

Drug Consumption in Conflict Zones in Somalia

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Drug Consumption in Conflict Zones in Somalia

Kamaldeep Bhui et al. PLoS Med. .
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The authors discuss the public health implications of a new study on the use of khat and other drugs by Somali combatants.

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