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Amgen Inc. announced Wednesday that it will acquire Dezima Pharma B.V., a Netherlands-based biotech that develops blood disorder treatments.
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation on Monday filed more than a half million signatures needed for a ballot measure on mandatory condom usage in adult films throughout California.
Amgen Inc. faces a new type of competition with the launch of Zarxio, the first biosimilar drug approved for sale in the U.S.
Cedars-Sinai Health System announced Tuesday that it acquired the 145-bed Marina del Rey Hospital and a neighboring medical office building. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but county records show the hospital property traded for $25.3 million in mid-August.
Medbox Inc. Founder P. Vincent Mehdizadeh is letting 13 million shares of his company go up in smoke, raising the value of those held by others.
Amgen Inc. has applied to the Food and Drug Administration for permission to sell etelcalcetide, a treatment for an ailment found in patients on dialysis, the company announced Tuesday.
Owners and employees of several Los Angeles-area businesses were convicted this week of operating Medicare fraud schemes that took in about $7 million in false billing.
Amgen Inc. has agreed to a $71 million settlement over claims that the pharmaceutical giant marketed two of its drugs for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
A month after being delisted from the Nasdaq Capital Market, diagnostic test maker Response Genetics Inc. announced Monday it declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy and would sell its assets to cancer diagnostics company Cancer Genetics Inc. for $14 million.
IPC Healthcare has agreed to be acquired by Team Health Holdings Inc. for $1.6 billion in cash, the companies announced Tuesday.
Monday Rundown: Cathay Completes Purchase of New York Lender, Molina Healthcare Makes Deal with Integral Health Plan
Chinatown’s Cathay General Bancorp has completed its purchase of Asia Bancshares Inc. in Flushing, N.Y., expanding the reach of Cathay, L.A.’s oldest Chinese-American bank, in the Big Apple, the bank announced Monday.
Cedars-Sinai will be checking into three floors of medical office space above the new Runway retail center in Playa Vista.
Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong’s clinical-stage immunotherapy firm NantKwest Inc. debuted at $25 a share in its first day of trading on the Nasdaq Tuesday, raising more than $207 million with the sale of 8.3 million shares.
Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. has received regulatory approval in Canada to sell its drug that dissolves chin fat, the company announced Monday.
Visual prosthetic-maker Second Sight Medical Products Inc. announced Wednesday it has successfully implanted and activated its vision-restoring system for the first time in a patient with age-related macular degeneration, part of a study that could lead to a much wider pool of potential customers for the firm’s groundbreaking product.