Internal Medicine Alert - May 30, 2007

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

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

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

Carol Kemper, MD, FACP
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Stanford University
Division of Infectious Diseases
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Dara G. Jamieson, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Weill Medical College


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Financial Disclosure:

Internal Medicine Alert's editor, Stephen Brunton, MD, is a consultant for Abbott, Amylin, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly, Endo, Novartis, and Novo Nordisk. Peer reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD, associate editors Barbara A. Phillips, MD, MSPH , Mary Elina Ferris, MD, Malcolm Robinson, MD, FACP, FACG, James Chan, PhD, PharmD, and William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, and authors Carol Kemper, MD, FACP and Dara G. Jamieson, MD report no financial relationships to this field of study. Associate editor Louis Kurtizky, 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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