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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.
Shares of Brentwood biotech firm CytRx Corp. tumbled Tuesday after the company announced it would price a forthcoming public offering of 9.1 million shares of common stock at $2.75 a share, well below where shares have been trading for most of the year.
The European Commission has authorized Amgen Inc. to sell its anti-cholesterol drug Repatha, the company announced Tuesday.
Several Los Angeles hospitals scored high marks in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings released Tuesday morning.
UCLA Health announced today that hackers had accessed parts of its computer network containing personal and medical information. The hack may have occurred as early as last September. The health system said it had not found evidence that any individual’s information had been accessed.
After a long, contentious process, the Daughters of Charity Health System has announced a deal with private investment firm BlueMountain Capital Management to recapitalize its six ailing hospitals, including two in Los Angeles County, with more than $250 million.
Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong’s health care IT firm NantHealth announced Thursday it has acquired Harris Healthcare Solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, though Soon-Shiong said it is his firm’s largest acquisition to date.
A subsidiary of billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong’s Culver City health care company NantWorks and a San Diego pharmaceutical company are jointly investing $100 million to develop cancer therapies.
Marijuana dispensing firm Medbox Inc. announced Monday that Chief Executive Guy Marsala is leaving the company and its board of directors. He will be replaced by Chief Operating Officer Jeff Goh, who has been promoted to president and interim chief executive.
Diagnostic test maker Response Genetics was delisted from the Nasdaq Capital Market Monday and began trading on the Over-the-Counter market.
Health Net Inc. announced Thursday that it will be acquired by Centene Corp. in a cash and stock deal valued at $6.8 billion.
An investment from Allscripts Healthcare Solutions values Patrick Soon-Shiong’s health care IT firm NantHealth at $2 billion.
Walt Disney Co. has settled a lawsuit alleging copyright infringement involving the trailer for its 2013 animated hit “Frozen.”
Ritter Pharmaceuticals Inc., developer of drugs to treat lactose intolerance, debuted on the Nasdaq today under the symbol RTTR.