Internal Medicine Alert - November 30, 2012

Target Audience:

This CME activity is intended for the internist/family physician.


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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
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

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

Michael Rubin, MD
Professor of Clinical Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

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 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 William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, and James Chan, PharmD, PhD, Authors William B. Ershler, MD and Michael Rubin, MD, Peer reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD; executive editor Leslie Coplin; and managing editor Neill Kimball report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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

Author Jeffrey T. Jensen, MD, MPH is a consultant for Agile Pharmaceuticals, Bayer Healthcare, HRA Pharma, and Merck; is a speaker for Bayer Healthcare and Merck; and receives research support from Agile Pharmaceuticals, Abbott Pharmaceuticals, Bayer Healthcare, HRA Pharma, and Medicines360.

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