Zopiclone use associated with increased risk of acute pancreatitis: a case–control study in Taiwan

@article{Lai2015ZopicloneUA,
  title={Zopiclone use associated with increased risk of acute pancreatitis: a case–control study in Taiwan},
  author={S. Lai and H. Lai and C-L. Lin and K. Liao},
  journal={International Journal of Clinical Practice},
  year={2015},
  volume={69}
}
  • S. Lai, H. Lai, +1 author K. Liao
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Clinical Practice
The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between zopiclone use and the risk of acute pancreatitis in Taiwan. 
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