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News and updates from
  1. Andrew Wilcock1 and
  2. Sarah Charlesworth2
  1. 1 Palliative Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  2. 2 Palliative Care, Pharmaceutical Press, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Sarah Charlesworth, PalliativeCare, Pharmaceutical Press, London E1W 1AW, UK; sarah.charlesworth{at}

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