Internal Medicine 1013 - Internal Medicine Alert - Jul 15, 2006

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This activity is intended for the internist and family practitioner.


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Stephen Brunton, MD
Clinical Professor
University of California, Irvine

Peer Reviewer
Gerald Roberts, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, NY

Associate Editors
Allan J. Wilke, MD
Residency Program Director
Associate Professor of Family Medicine
University of Alabama
Birmingham School of Medicine
Huntsville Regional Medical Campus

Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor
University of California
San Diego

James Chan, PharmD, PhD
Pharmacy Quality and Outcomes Manager
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA

William T. Elliott, MD, FACP
Formulary Committee
Northern California Kaiser Permanente;
Asst. Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California
San Francisco

Louis Kuritzky, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Florida

Ken Grauer, MD
Assistant Director
Family Practice Residency Program
University of Florida

Matthew E. Fink, MD
Vice Chairman
Professor of Clinical Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College
Division of Stroke and Critical Care Neurology
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


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Financial Disclosure:

Internal Medicine Alert's Editor, Stephen Brunton, MD, is a consultant for Sanofi-Aventis, Ortho-McNeil, McNeil, Abbott, Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly, Endo, EXACT Sciences, and Astra-Zeneca, and serves on the speaker's bureau of McNeil, Sanofi-Aventis, and Ortho-McNeil. Peer reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD, associate editors Allan J. Wilke, MD, Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH, James Chan, PharmD, PhD, William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, and Ken Grauer, MD, and author Matthew E. Fink, MD report no financial relationship to this field of study. Associate editor Louis Kuritzky, MD is on the speaker’s bureau of GlaxoSmithKline, 3M, Wyeth-Ayerst, Pfizer, Novartis, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, Jones Pharma, and Boehringer Ingelheim.

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