Understanding Ankylosing Spondylitis Medications (cont.)
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Authors and Editors
Author: Catherine B. Driver, MD
Editors: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR, and Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth.com
Previous contributing author and editors:
Editors: Kristine M Lohr, MD, Associate Chief, Program Director, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Tennessee School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine
Last Editorial Review: 10/5/2010
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