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wikiMD's current policy is to include such content, provided it breaches neither any of our existing policies (especially Neutral point of view) nor the laws of the state of Florida in the United States, where wikiMD is hosted. See list of controversial issues for some examples of articles that may contain such content. Some of these articles contain warnings, but many do not.
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