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COMMITTEE ON PHARMACOKINETICS AND DRUG INTERACTIONS IN THE ELDERLY
LESLIE Z. BENET* (Chair), Professor and Chairman,
Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
MARK H. BEERS, Senior Director of Geriatrics,
Merck & Co., Inc., West Point, Pennsylvania
D. CRAIG BRATER, Chairman,
Department of Medicine,
Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Indiana University School of Medicine
DAVID J. GREENBLATT, Professor and Chairman,
Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Tufts University School of Medicine
PATRICIA D. KROBOTH, Professor and Chair,
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
HENRI R. MANASSE, JR.,* Executive Vice President,
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Bethesda, Maryland
MARK MONANE, Director,
Disease State Management—Geriatrics, Merck Medco Managed Care, Montvale, New Jersey
BRUCE POLLOCK, Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology and Director,
Geriatric Psychopharmacology Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
JANICE B. SCHWARTZ, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Clinical Pharmacology and Geriatric Medicine,
Northwestern University Medical School
ROBERT TAYLOR, Chairman,
Department of Pharmacology, Howard University College of Medicine
RAYMOND WOOSLEY, Chairman,
Department of Pharmacology, Georgetown University Medical Center
Institute of Medicine Staff
CATHARYN T. LIVERMAN, Study Director
CAROLYN E. FULCO, Study Director
CARRIE E. INGALLS, Research Associate
THOMAS WETTERHAN, Administrative Assistant/Research Assistant
AMELIA MATHIS, Project Assistant
CONSTANCE PECHURA, Director,
Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Health
VALERIE P. SETLOW, Director,
Division of Health Sciences Policy
Member, Institute of Medicine.