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In This Issue:
Benjamin Starnes, MD, chief of Vascular Surgery at the University of Washington, was the visiting professor for this year's Sanford Rosenbaum Lectureship in Vascular Surgery on Wednesday, Nov. 13.» Read more
Two Cedars-Sinai otolaryngologists have completed a book on the pathology, diagnosis and treatment of facial nerve disorders. "The Facial Nerve," edited by William H. Slattery, MD, and Babak Azizzadeh, MD, addresses facial nerve problems such as congenital disorders and Bell's palsy.
Heidi Reich, MD, has been named the recipient of a 2014 Sports Spectacular Endowed Fellowship, and Jerrold H. Steiner, MD, has received the Tower of Spirit award from the Tower Cancer Research Foundation.» Read more
The Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee added ticagrelor (Brilinta®) to the formulary and took other actions Oct. 1. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cautioned about human immune globulin products, the use of spinal catheters in certain patients and two cardiac stress test agents. Sales of the drug Iclusig have been halted, and the FDA has changed the labels for Potiga and Incivek. Also, the federal agency has removed some restrictions on diabetes drugs containing rosiglitazone.» Read more