Internal Medicine Alert - August 30, 2012

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the internist and family practitioner.


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Faculty Listing:

Stephen A. Brunton, MD

Clinical Professor
University of California, Irvine

Executive Editor
Leslie Coplin

Managing Editor
Neill Kimball

Associate Editors
Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH
Vice President, Primary Care
Eisenhower Medical Center;
Clinical Professor
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

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

Jeffrey T. Jensen, MD, MPH
Leon Speroff Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

Leslie A. Hoffman, RN, PhD
Department of Acute/Tertiary Care
School of Nursing
University of Pittsburgh

Matthew E. Fink, MD Interim Chair and Neurologist-in-Chief
Department of Neurology and Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

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


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Financial Disclosure:

Internal Medicine Alert's editor, Stephen Brunton, MD, serves on the advisory board for Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim, Novo Nordisk, Sunovion, and Teva; he serves on the speakers bureau of Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly, Kowa, Novo Nordisk, and Teva.

Associate editors Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH, William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, , and James Chan, PharmD, PhD, Author Leslie A. Hoffman, RN, PhD, Peer reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD; executive editor Leslie Coplin; and managing editor Neill Kimball report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

Author Jeffrey T. Jensen, MD, MPH receives research support from, is a consultant to, and serves on the speakers bureau of Bayer Healthcare and Merck; he also receives research support from Abbott Pharmaceuticals and Medicines360.

Author Matthew E. Fink, MD is a retained consultant for MAQUET.

Author Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP does research for Abbott Laboratories and Merck.

Associate editor Louis Kuritzky, MD is an advisor for Endo, Kowa, Pricara, and Takeda.

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