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    Disclosure: None (Note: Dr. Heffernan had ties to most of the companies making biologics but hasn’t for two to three years. Today, he is senior medical director for Eli Lilly and Company, but didn’t talk about Eli Lilly medications in this story.) 

    Lisette Hilton
    Lisette Hilton is president of Words Come Alive, based in Boca Raton, Florida.

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