Internal Medicine Alert - March 30, 2007

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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 Califronia, Irvine

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

Associate Editors
Joseph Varon, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM
University of Texas Health Science Center;
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital

Barbara A. Phillips, MD, MSPH
Professor of Medicine
University of Kentucky;
Sleep Disorders Center
Samaritan Hospital

Malcolm Robinson, MD, FACP, FACG
Emeritus Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Oklahoma City

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

William B. Ershler, MD
INOVA Fairfax Hospital Cancer Center
Fairfax, VA;
Institute for Advanced Studies in Aging
Washington, DC


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Financial Disclosure:

Internal Medicine Alert's editor, Stephen Brunton, MD, is a consultant for Abbott, Amylin, Boehringer Ingelheim, Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly, Endo. Peer reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD, associate editors Joseph Varon, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM, Barbara A. Phillips, MD, MSPH, Malcolm Robinson, MD, FACP, FACG, James Chan, PharmD, PhD, William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, and author William B. Ershler, MD report no financial relationships 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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