Internal Medicine Alert - August 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 California, Irvine

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

Associate Editors
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, Gainesville

Leon Speroff, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Oregon Health and Science University

Michael H. Crawford, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief of Clinical Cardiology
University of California
San Francisco

Charles Pollak, MD
Clinical Neurology
Weill Medical College
Cornell University;
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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 Mary Elina Ferris, MD, Malcolm Robinson, MD, FACP, FACG, William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, and James Chan, PharmD, PhD, and author Charles Pollak, MD reports no financial relationship to this field of study. Author Leon Speroff, MD is a consultant for Warner Chilcott. Author Michael H. Crawford, MD is on the speaker's bureau for Pfizer. 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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