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Fibric Acid Derivatives

Alona Crowder, PharmD, Simeon Margolis, M.D.
Fibric Acid Derivatives is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide.

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Last updated: January 7, 2018


Crowder, Alona, and Simeon Margolis. "Fibric Acid Derivatives." Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide, 2018. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547053/all/Fibric_Acid_Derivatives.
Crowder A, Margolis S. Fibric Acid Derivatives. Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. 2018. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547053/all/Fibric_Acid_Derivatives. Accessed August 19, 2019.
Crowder, A., & Margolis, S. (2018). Fibric Acid Derivatives. In Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547053/all/Fibric_Acid_Derivatives
Crowder A, Margolis S. Fibric Acid Derivatives [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. ; 2018. [cited 2019 August 19]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547053/all/Fibric_Acid_Derivatives.
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