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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY August 2015 | Archived Issues

FDA Warns of Gilenya Risk, Name Confusion, Looks Into GBCA Use

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings regarding the multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya and about reports of confusion between the names of the antidepressant Brintellix and anti-clotting drug Brilinta. Also, the agency is investigating the risk of brain deposits following repeated use of gadolinium-based contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging.


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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Education Schedule

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Education Schedule - August 2015 (PDF)


Surgery Scheduling

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Surgery Grand Rounds

  • Wednesday, Sept. 9, 7-8 a.m., ECC B-C: The New Realities in Healthcare: How the Surgery Department Is Adapting for Continued Success — Bruce Gewertz, MD, surgeon-in-chief, chair of the Department of Surgery, vice president for Interventional Services, vice dean of Academic Affairs, H & S Nichols Distinguished Chair in Surgery
  • Wednesday, Sept. 16, 7-8 a.m., ECC B-C: Your Medical Credit Score — Harry C. Sax, MD, professor and executive vice chair, Department of Surgery, physician liaison, Cedars-Sinai Medicine Clinical Transformation Initiative
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30, 7-8 a.m., ECC B-C: The Surgical Management of Metabolic Syndrome — Daniel Shouhed, MD, staff physician, Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery