Managed Care Considerations for the Treatment of C difficile Infection in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Current and Emerging Therapies
James S. Lewis II, PharmD, FIDSA
ID Pharmacy Supervisor &
Oregon Health & Science University
Gary M. Owens, MD
President, Gary Owens Associates
Ocean View, DE 19970
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Dr. Lewis: Consultant—Merck
Dr. Owens: Consultant—Baxter, ICON, Magnolia Innovation, Octave Biosciences, Payer Sciences, Regeneron
Kyle Copeland, PharmD, BCPS
Parkwest Medical Center
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Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWCN, CWS (nurse planner)
Wound Clinic, Family Health Centers of San Diego
San Diego, California
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