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What is the significance of nitrosamine contamination in medicines?
  1. David Erskine1,
  2. David Wood2
  1. 1 Pharmacy, Guys & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  2. 2 Department of Clinical Toxicology, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mr David Erskine, Pharmacy, Guys & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK; david.erskine{at}


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