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  • Medical Information: For Healthcare Professionals
    The newsletter provides succinct summaries of research relevant to clinical care. If you plan to offer clinical advice based on one of the summaries you read, we highly recommend that you review the original source of that summary.
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    The information provided in Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Health: Current Evidence is intended for educational purposes only. It should not be substituted for the medical advice of a qualified healthcare professional.
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    Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Health: Current Evidence is supported by Boston Medical Center, a nonprofit institution and the flagship hospital of the Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health.
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