Adverse drug-related effects among electronic dance music party attendees.

@article{Palamar2019AdverseDE,
  title={Adverse drug-related effects among electronic dance music party attendees.},
  author={Joseph J. Palamar and Patricia Acosta and Austin Le and Charles M. Cleland and Lewis S. Nelson},
  journal={The International journal on drug policy},
  year={2019},
  volume={73},
  pages={
          81-87
        }
}
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