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P&T Panel Changes Formulary; FDA Issues Warning About Olmesartan Medoxomil

Pharmacy Focus

June decisions by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee include several changes to the formulary. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that the blood pressure drug olmesartan medoxomil can cause intestinal problems known as sprue-like enteropathy.

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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 - July 2013 (PDF)

Cedars-Sinai Launches Initiative to Further Enhance Patient Privacy

To help prevent unauthorized access to patient medical records, a two-pronged initiative is being launched by Cedars-Sinai.

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CS-Link Tip: Up to Date

Lisa Masson, MD, associate medical director of Ambulatory Information Systems, reminds us that if physicians have a need to consult Up to Date to answer a clinical question, they can access this resource from within CS-Link™ by navigating to Web Activities on the Main Tool Bar.

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Medical Staff Members Enjoy Fireworks, Josh Groban at Hollywood Bowl

Nearly 400 medical staff members and their families joined the crowd at the Hollywood Bowl on July 3 for a night of patriotic music, fireworks and a performance by Josh Groban.

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U.S. News & World Report, Best Hospitals 2013-14

A Message From Thomas M. Priselac, President and CEO

I would like to let you know that Cedars-Sinai has been named to the "Honor Roll" and is nationally ranked in 12 specialties in the U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals 2013-14" rankings, which were released Tuesday. While it is a very positive recognition of the tremendous work of everyone at Cedars-Sinai, and certainly a source of pride, it is important to keep some of these rankings, including the U.S. News one, in proper perspective.

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New Members Elected to MEC

Several physicians have been elected to member-at-large positions on the Medical Executive Committee.

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Unit Closures Continue as Part of Nurse Call System Replacement; 7 NW to Close This Weekend

To help further enrich the health, safety and satisfaction of patients, Cedars-Sinai is replacing its current nurse call system with the Responder 5 Nurse Call System. The new system expands nurses' ability to monitor a variety of parameters and provides tools for real-time reporting and extractable data.

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Achilles A. Demetriou, MD, PhD, Former Department of Surgery Chair, 1946-2013

Achilles A. Demetriou, MD, PhD, an internationally distinguished surgical scientist who spent nearly four decades investigating and treating liver disease, and who led Cedars-Sinai's Department of Surgery to national distinction, has died. He was 67.


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Danny Malaniak, Former Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, 1930-2013

During nearly four decades at Cedars-Sinai, Danny Malaniak earned a reputation as a virtual force of nature – a man who possessed great passion for the institution and knew how to get just about anything done fast. As a senior member of Cedars-Sinai's leadership team, Malaniak was instrumental in the growth of its academic and research enterprises, earning the position of associate vice president for Academic Affairs.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for June

The Circle of Friends program honored 179 people in June. 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. When a gift is made, the person being honored receives a custom lapel pin and a letter of acknowledgement.

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New Study on Popular Prostate Cancer Protein Provides Insight Into Disease Progression

Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute have uncovered for the first time the vital role a popular protein plays in the stroma, the cell-lined area outside of a prostate tumor.

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