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The following individuals in a position to control content for this activity have disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
- Joseph Garry, MD – Stock/Bond Holdings, Pfizer (Analgesics, Bone Health); Stock/Bond Holdings, Merck (Analgesics, Bone Health)
- Susan Joy, MD – Advisory Board for DJO Global PCSM
All other individuals in a position to control content for this activity have indicated they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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- Robert Johnson, MD – Autologous blood, platelet-rich plasma, prolotherapy injections
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