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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Jan. 18, 2013 | Archived Issues

FDA lowers recommended dose of zolpidem products

Pharmacy focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is notifying the public of new information about zolpidem, a widely prescribed insomnia drug. FDA recommends that the bedtime dose be lowered because new data show that blood levels in some patients may be high enough the morning after use to impair activities that require alertness, including driving.

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Meetings and events


Grand rounds

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Upcoming CME conferences

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

Medical Staff CME Newsletter - January 2013 (PDF)

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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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Ideas sought for Great Debates topic

The Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition committee is soliciting suggestions for a topic for this annual spring event.

The debate will convene for its 10th year at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, in ECC A-C. Topics must be timely and must be of interest to the many departments and sections within the medical center.

Submit suggestions to Leo A. Gordon, MD, FACS, coordinator, Great Debates in Clinical Medicine, Leo.Gordon@cshs.org.

The 2012 debate focused on the influence of technology on the traditional doctor-patient relationship.