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LA County Medical Association Names Shiba as President

Ophthalmologist Diana Shiba has been elected as the first Asian American woman president of the Los Angeles County Medical Association.

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Fulgent Earnings Soar on Covid Testing Surge

Earnings for Fulgent Genetics Inc. increased 10-fold, and revenue doubled in the second quarter.

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UCLA Cancer Researchers Land $3 Million Grant

Researchers from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have been awarded a $2.97 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.

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Los Angeles Cancer Network Partners With OneOncology

Oncology practice network OneOncology will be expanding into California through a partnership with the Los Angeles Cancer Network.

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GoodRx Adds Telehealth to Its Comparison-Shopping Platform

Santa Monica-based GoodRx Inc., which rose to prominence through its app allowing consumers to comparison shop pharmacies for prescription drugs, now wants to give consumers the power to lower their overall health care costs.

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Heal to Partner With Humana After $100 Million Investment

Sawtelle-based physician house call and telemedicine service Get Heal Inc. has received a $100 million investment from health insurance giant Humana Inc., the two companies announced July 29.

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LA’s Mental Health Businesses Respond to Covid Crisis

Four months into a global pandemic, L.A.’s mental health industry is in high demand.

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Karsh Family Donates $25 Million to Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center announced a $25 million donation from Bruce Karsh and the Karsh Family Foundation.

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Prime Healthcare Deal for St. Francis Is Approved

Prime Healthcare received approval from state Attorney General Xavier Becerra to purchase St. Francis Medical Center.

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Molina Healthcare to Acquire Business Lines of Kentucky Health Plan for $20M

Molina Healthcare announced July 17 that it has agreed to buy certain business lines of Passport Health Plan for $20 million.

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DxTerity Develops At-Home Covid-19 Testing

Like many genetic testing companies, Rancho Dominguez-based DxTerity Diagnostics Inc. has pivoted to Covid-19 testing, but with a special focus on testing employees before they return to the workplace.

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UCLA Teams Report Gains in Health Monitoring, Genetic Counseling

UCLA announced a couple of health care-related developments last month that had little to do with the Covid-19 pandemic.

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GoodRx Continues Expansion With Executive Hires

Hires of Voermann, Nagji continue rapid expansion

GoodRx Inc., a Santa Monica-based company that allows consumers to price shop among pharmacies for prescription drugs, has appointed industry veterans to two key executive posts to help guide the company through a period of rapid expansion.

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Local Clinics Receive Telehealth Grants

Pacific Clinics, Kheir Center to expand remote services

Two local health care clinics each received two grants last month to expand their telehealth services.

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Neurodata Company Kernel Looks to Scale After Big Raise

Bryan Johnson says his “secret weapon” when it came to launching neurotech company Kernel was the fact that he didn’t actually know much about neuroscience.

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