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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Dec. 16, 2011 Issue | Archived Issues

Physician News

Keith Black, M.D., was honored by the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association, and John Harold, M.D., was named president-elect of the American College of Cardiology.

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Meetings and Events


Pharmacy Focus

Carisoprodol to Become Schedule IV Drug on Jan. 11, 2012

Due to the potential for abuse of carisoprodol, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made the decision to designate carisoprodol (SOMA) as a Schedule IV controlled substance.

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Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - December 2011 (PDF)


Grand Rounds

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Share Your News

Won any awards or had an article accepted for publication? Share your news about professional achievements and other items of interest.

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FDA Approved

Transfusion Medicine successfully passes FDA inspection

The Rita and Taft Schreiber Division of Transfusion Medicine in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine recently underwent routine inspection by the FDA and no deficiencies were cited.

The FDA conducts unscheduled biennial inspections of all blood inspections to determine compliance with FDA regulations that are intended to ensure the safety of blood components used for transfusion.

"Dr. Ellen Klapper, Ihab Abumuhor and the entire management and quality assurance team in Transfusion Medicine deserves recognition and heartiest congratulations for their commitment to excellence and adherence to the highest quality and patient safety standards,"said Mahul B. Amin, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.