Internal Medicine 1019 - Internal Medicine Alert - Oct 15, 2006

Target Audience:

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
Eileen C. West, MD
Primary Care Women's Health
Clinical Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology;
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center,
Oklahoma City

Mary Elina Ferris, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Southern California

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

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

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

Louis Kuritzky, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Florida

Frank W. Ling, MD
Clinical Professor
Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Melissa J. Nirenberg, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Neurology and Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College


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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 Eileen C. West, MD, Mary Elina Ferris, William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, James Chan, PhD, PharmD, and Ken Grauer, MD, and authors Frank W. Ling, MD and Melissa J. Nirenberg, MD, PhD report no financial relationship to this field of study. Associate editor Louis Kuritzky, MD is a consultant for GlaxoSmithKline and 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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