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Michelle Turner, PharmD; G. Ralph Corey, MD; and Elias Abrutyn, MD
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From Campbell University School of Pharmacy and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710; Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27710; and Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19102-1192.

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: Employment: G.R. Corey (Duke University Medical Center); Consultancies: G.R. Corey (Cubist).

Requests for Single Reprints: Michelle Turner, PharmD, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3089, Durham, NC 27710.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Turner: Duke University Medical Center, Box 3089, Durham, NC 27710.

Dr. Corey: Duke Clinical Research Institute, 2400 Pratt Street, Room 7030Durham, NC 27710.

Dr. Abrutyn: Drexel University College of Medicine, Mailstop 441, 245 North 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102-1192.

Ann Intern Med. 2006;144(6):447-448. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-144-6-200603210-00014
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Elsewhere in this issue, Clay and colleagues (1) describe a serious adverse event related to telithromycin. This report should cause physicians who prescribe telithromycin to pause in order to be sure it is the right antibiotic for the circumstances. Herein we provide information about telithromycin to help clinicians decide when to prescribe it.



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