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Use of medications amongst older persons in Kaunas, Lithuania


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  • Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Social Pharmacy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, A. Mickeviciaus 9, LT-44307, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • School of Medicine, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, 4222, Australia
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Social Pharmacy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, A. Mickeviciaus 9, LT-44307, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Institution for Health Sciences, Department of Public Health Science, Mid Sweden University, Holmgatan 10, Humlegården, Hus M, 851 70, Sundsvall, Sweden
  • Scientific Technological Area, Socio Economic Research Centre, Italian National Institute of Health and Science on Aging (INRCA), Via Santa Margherita 5, Ancona, 60124, Italy
  • Centro de Investigación Biomedica en Red de Salud Mental” CIBERSAM-Granada University, Av Madrid, 11, PC:18071, Granada, Spain
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Social Pharmacy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, A. Mickeviciaus 9, LT-44307, Kaunas, Lithuania


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