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P & T Committee Approvals, FDA Warning About Diabetes Drugs

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the April meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a warning that the Type 2 diabetes medications canagliflozin, dapagliflozin and empagliflozin may lead to acidosis, including ketoacidosis.

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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Surgery Scheduling

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Panel Discusses Physician-Assisted End of Life

The Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association and medical staff sponsored a roundtable discussion on physician-assisted end-of-life issues.

Organized by Yzhar Charuzi, MD, the May 18 panel discussion was moderated by Leo Gordon, MD, coordinator of special projects in the Department of Surgery.

Gordon outlined the general aspects of physician-assisted end-of-life issues in the context of California Senate Bill 128. This bill, the End of Life Option Act, is working its way through the state Legislature.

The panel consisted of Rabbi Elliot Dorff, rector and distinguished professor of Philosophy at the American Jewish University, Father John Sigler, FSP, BCC, Catholic chaplain at Cedars-Sinai, Asma Moheet, MD, associate director of the Cedars-Sinai Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit and director of the Neurocritical Care Fellowship, Theresa Henderson, MD, a pulmonologist and critical care physician at Cedars-Sinai, and David Blake, vice president of the Cedars-Sinai Corporate Integrity Program.

Each participant stated their view from their religious, cultural, legal and medical perspective.

An audience question-and-answer period followed the panel presentations.

A video of the event will be available. For access to this video, please contact Gordon at