Internal Medicine Alert - June 30, 2011

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the internist and family practitioner.


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Executive Editor
Stephen A. Brunton, MD

Clinical Professor
University of California, Irvine

Associate Editors
Allan J. Wilke, MD, MA,
Chair, Department of Integrative Medicine
Ross University School of Medicine
Commonwealth of Dominica

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

Harold L. Karpman, MD, FACC, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine,
UCLA School of Medicine

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

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

Louis Kuritzky, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Florida

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


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Financial Disclosure:

Internal Medicine Alert's editor, Stephen Brunton, MD, serves on the advisory board for Amylin, Boehringer
Ingelheim, Novo Nordisk, and Symbiotix; he serves on the speakers bureau of Boehringer Ingelheim, Novo
Nordisk, and Teva. Associate editors Allan J. Wilke, MD, MA, William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, and James Chan, PharmD, PhD, and peer reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD, report no financial relationship to this field of study. Associate editor Barbara A. Phillips, MD, MSPH serves on the speakers bureaus for Cephalon, Resmed, and Respironics. Associate editor Harold L. Karpman, MD, FACC, FACP serves on the speakers bureau for Forest Laboratories.

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