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

P & T Approvals, FDA Warning About Hepatitis Drugs, Statement About Plavix

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the October meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a warning regarding the risk of serious liver injury with use of hepatitis treatments Viekira Pak and Technivie, and the agency says long-term use of Plavix does not change the risk of death for patients with heart disease.


Mark Your Calendar


Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Education Schedule

Click the PDF links below to see the Department of Surgery's education schedule.

Education Schedule - December 2015 (PDF)  


Surgery Scheduling

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Surgery Grand Rounds

  • Wednesday, Dec. 9, 7-8 a.m., ECC B-C: Quality Improvement and Patient Safety: New Dogma or Validation of a Long Standing Surgical Tradition? — Rodrigo Alban, MD, associate program director, General Surgery Residency, General Surgery, associate director, Surgical Performance Improvement, General Surgery
  • Wednesday, Dec. 16, 7-8 a.m., ECC B-C: Vascular Surgery: New Tools, Same Rules — Benjamin J. Pearce, MD, assistant professor, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, University of Alabama at Birmingham