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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)

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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Medical staff gets new officers

The Cedars-Sinai medical staff has new officers, who took their positions at the beginning of the year. They are:

Steven S. Galen, MD, 
Chief of Staff

Christopher S. Ng, MD, 
Vice Chief of Staff

Peggy Miles, MD, 
Medical Staff Secretary

Alan Klein, MD,
Medical Staff Treasurer