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Amgen to Participate in Cancer Symptom Research Project

Amgen Inc. has partnered with four government agencies and universities to launch a program aimed at helping cancer patients better manage their symptoms.

Workers Stage Picket at Providence Tarzana

About 100 employees of Providence Tarzana Medical Center turned out for a picket yesterday to protest what they described as unfair labor practices.

Five Arrested in Valley Health Insurance Fraud

Five people were arrested and charged on Tuesday with conducting a health insurance fraud scheme that involved patients at a pair of medical spas in the San Fernando Valley.

$44 Million Grant to USC Will Fund Cancer Tracking in L.A. County

A nearly half-century old cancer registry managed by USC has received nearly $44 million to track the disease in Los Angeles County for the next 10 years, the university announced Monday.

Amgen Migraine Drug Gets FDA Approval

Amgen Inc.’s drug Aimovig has received Food and Drug Administration approval for the prevention of migraines in adults, the first drug of its kind to do so.

Pfizer Gets FDA Approval for Amgen Biosimilar

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Pfizer’s application for Retacrit, a biosimilar of Amgen Inc. and Johnson & Johnson’s anemia drug Epogen.

Adventist Health Glendale Appoints New President

Adventist Health has appointed Alice Issai as president of Adventist Health Glendale, the hospital system announced Monday.

Preview: Outpatient Networks a New Reality for Hospitals

Cost factors drive collaboration with clinics and doctor groups.

mPulse Raises $11 Million in Series B Funding

mPulse Mobile has closed an $11 million Series B funding round, bringing its total amount of raised capital to more than $25 million.

Second Sight Announces $10 Million Private Placement

Second Sight Medical Products Inc. in Sylmar announced Monday that it had entered into a $10 million stock purchase agreement with entities owned by the company’s Chairman Gregg Williams

Henry Mayo Hospital Forms Care Network

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia has launched its own clinically integrated network, or CIN, a collection of physicians and clinics that coordinate patient care with the objective of improving customer satisfaction and lowering costs.

MannKind Stock Jumps on FDA News

The stock of MannKind Corp. jumped on Wednesday following news that the Food and Drug Administration would no longer require the company to adhere to a special plan to communicate the risks and benefits of its inhalable insulin Afrezza.

Amgen Starts Year With Strong Earnings

Amgen Inc. beat Wall Street expectations for earnings and revenue in its first fiscal quarter.

Study: Amgen’s Aimovig Curtails Migraine Days

Amgen Inc. said a new study showed its drug Aimovig is an effective preventive treatment migraine patients who have tried other treatments that either didn’t work or had intolerable side effects, the company announced Tuesday.

Preview: New Faces for Older Execs

Skin treatments provide youthful edge for older job-seekers and executives.