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Care Agencies Struggling

Crisis slows flow of new patients

At first glance, the home health care industry would appear to be one of the winners during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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United Against a Common Foe

LA's hospitals and biotech companies look toward treatment, tests and tools in fight against Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has put L.A.’s health care sector in an unprecedented spotlight.

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Molina Pivots to Fight Virus

Exec shifts his focus to support startups

For the next chapter in his extensive career in health care, Mario Molina had planned to serve as the first dean of a new local medical school.

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Fulgent Quickly Shifts to Testing for Covid-19

Company makes two kits available and works on a third

The Covid-19 pandemic has proven a double-edged sword for Temple City-based genetic testing company Fulgent Genetics Inc.

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Partnerships Improve Telehealth

GoodRX, Get Heal team up to offer new patient services

In another sign of telehealth’s growing momentum in the age of Covid-19, two local companies were part of recent launches for new telehealth services.

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ChromaDex, Byte Expand Overseas

Companies extend their reach to Australia, United Kingdom

Despite the global Covid-19 pandemic, two local companies have cut deals in recent weeks to expand their products’ international reach.

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Medical, Dental and Veterinary Practices Should Look to Post-Covid Opportunities

Pent-up demand and new technologies will alter the landscape as the crisis eases, and the time to prepare for that is now.

These are challenging times for everyone, but they are especially so for independent medical, dental and veterinary practices as consumers put off routine checkups and elective procedures.

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Sick Days

Area hospitals are ailing in the face of virus-driven losses

The Covid-19 crisis that hit the nation in March has slammed the finances of Los Angeles-area hospitals.

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A View From The Pandemic's Front Lines

Julie Miller-Phipps leads Kaiser Permanente’s expansive response to the Covid-19 crisis in the LA market

Among those with major responsibility for managing the response to the Covid-19 contagion in Los Angeles, Julie Miller-Phipps shoulders one of the heaviest loads.

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2020 Health Care Special Report

Urgent Care

Local hospitals are battling Covid-19 and related disruptions to operations and revenue.

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Capricor Shares Surge on Test Results

Stock skyrockets 253% after clinical trial news

Shares of Beverly Hills-based biotech firm Capricor Therapeutics Inc. surged 253% on April 29 after the company announced test results for a drug to treat Covid-19 patients.

Molina to Buy Magellan Managed Care Unit for $820 Million

Molina Healthcare Inc. has agreed to buy the Magellan Complete Care managed health care unit for $820 million in cash.

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Capricor Shares Surge on Test Results for Covid-19 Treatment

Shares of Capricor Therapeutics Inc. surged 253% on April 29 after testing a drug to potentially treat Covid-19 patients.

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Social Firm Symplur Is Acquired

W2O buys medical analytics company

Pasadena-based Symplur, a health care social media analysis company, has been acquired by digital marketing firm W2O Group of San Francisco.

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Wavemaker Plans Health Care Fund

Venture firm expecting to raise up to $100 million

Health care venture firm Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health is stepping up the timeline for its latest fund in response to what it calls a pandemic-driven “surge in demand for all things health care innovation.”

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