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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

Click here to view upcoming Grand Rounds.

MEC "Morning After" Report

Highlights of the Medical Executive Committee meeting on Dec. 5 include important announcements regarding medical staff re-credentialing and CS-Link™ training for physicians.

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Only 77 Days before CS-Link Go-Live on March 2!

Physicians will begin using CS-Link™ to enter and manage orders and use clinical documentation tools

Please register for CS-Link training to ensure you get the dates and times that best accommodate your schedule. Registration for training is available now through Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.

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An Eye to a Cure

C-S researchers look for novel ways to prevent corneal blindness from diabetes and other diseases of the eye

It’s a well-known fact there’s no cure for diabetes. Likewise, diseases of the eyes caused by diabetes are not curable.

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Mengele Survivor Reminds Researchers of Importance of Informed Consent

Eva Kor is no scientist. But as a survivor of Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele’s brutal medical experiments on twins in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II, she has much to say about research ethics.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for November

The Circle of Friends program honored 82 people in November, including 52 physicians. Circle of Friends allows grateful patients to make a donation in honor of the physicians, nurses, caregivers and others who have made a difference during their time at Cedars-Sinai.

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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.

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Rifaximin Safest Among Recommended IBS Treatments, Study Finds

Among the most commonly used treatments for irritable bowel syndrome - which affects as many as 20 percent of the U.S. population - a targeted antibiotic, rifaximin, was shown to be the safest in a new study by Cedars-Sinai researchers. 

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Inpatient Specialists Are at Your Bedside, Around the Clock

When adult Medical Group patients need to be hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, they get expert care from a team of internal medicine specialists with specific expertise in hospital care. 

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