Internal Medicine Alert - May 30, 2013

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
Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, FACP
Clinical Assistant Professor
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Charleston, WV

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

Michael H. Crawford, MD

Dónal P. O’Mathúna, PhD
Senior Lecturer in Ethics, Decision-Making & Evidence
School of Nursing and Human Sciences
Dublin City University

Matthew E. Fink, MD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York Presbyterian Hospital

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 Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, FACP, William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, , and James Chan, PharmD, PhD, Authors Michael H. Crawford, MD, and Dónal P. O€™Mathúna, 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 Matthew E. Fink, MD is a retained consultant for MAQUET.

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

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