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Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 4530183, 5 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4530183
Research Article

Assessment of Medication Use among University Students in Ethiopia

1Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
2Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia

Correspondence should be addressed to Dessalegn Asmelashe Gelayee; moc.liamg@rikifesed

Received 20 December 2016; Revised 2 February 2017; Accepted 15 February 2017; Published 14 March 2017

Academic Editor: Joav Merrick

Copyright © 2017 Dessalegn Asmelashe Gelayee and Gashaw Binega. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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