NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance No 66 - the use of newer
drugs for bipolar disorder
Appraisal Guidance No 66 - the use of newer drugs for bipolar
NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance No 66 - Olanzapine and
valproate semisodium in the treatment of acute mania associated
with bipolar I disorder
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Published Date: 20 August 2003