Research overview

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The bibliographies focus on adverse events (AEs) and the safety profile of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. Studies which focus exclusively on efficacy, or give only cursory attention to AEs, are generally excluded.

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Pharmacovigilance (adverse event reports)

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