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Apollo Climbs Industry Peak

Health Care: Glendale doctors manager expands under reform.Health Care: Apollo Medical Holdings reinvents itself as a Medicare provider.

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FDA Panel Inflates Stock

Biotech: Body advises OK for MannKind’s inhalable insulin.

Biotech: FDA advisory panel recommends approval for MannKind’s inhalable insulin.

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Mann’s Bionic Man

Attorney David Hankin runs the Alfred Mann Foundation, known for its medical breakthroughs.

Q&A: Chief Executive David Hankin tells how the Alfred Mann Foundation keeps the medical device pipeline full.

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Around The Valleys

News and notes from around the greater San Fernando Valley

A state Department of Motor Vehicles branch will open in Granada Hills, where the agency signed a five-year lease for about 35,000 square feet at a shopping center.

TAKE TWO - Editorial Cartoon SFVBJ - April 7, 2014

TAKE TWO - This week's Editorial Cartoon by Steve Greenberg

VALLEY BIZ SEEN - April 7, 2014

Photographs of recent business-related events in the valleys, including parties, awards dinners, benefits and other celebrations.

Cancer Drug Falls Short for Amgen

Shares of Amgen Inc. fell 4 percent on Friday after the Thousand Oaks biotech giant said an experimental skin cancer drug had not significantly improved survival rates in clinical trial patients although it reduced the size of tumors.

Amgen Ends Partnership with GlaxoSmithKline

Amgen Inc. said it would pay GlaxoSmithKline more than $275 million to get out of a co-marketing agreement with the British drug company to promote Amgen’s osteoporosis drug Prolia in certain regions outside the United States.

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Bruins Go On Offense

Health Care: UCLA’s health system expanding in Valley.

Health Care: New clinics bring UCLA’s academic medicine to the Valley.

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A New Spin On Surgery Giving It a New Spin

Medical Devices: ECA’s drivers and other surgical tools are cheaper and disposable.

Medical Devices: Disposable surgical tools could spell long-term growth for Thousand Oaks firm.

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Insulin Pump Pact Boosts Medtronic Division

Health Care: Aetna links up with Northridge unit to study effects of treatment.

Aetna Inc. and Medtronic Inc. have embarked on a two-year collaboration to help diabetics adopt insulin pumps.

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around the valleys

News and notes from around the greater San Fernando Valley

Apollo Medical Holdings Inc. has started a business that will operate doctor clinics.

TAKE TWO - Editorial Cartoon SFVBJ - March 24, 2014

TAKE TWO - This week's Editorial Cartoon by Steve Greenberg

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Essia Health Writes Up Prescription for Success

Health Care: Medical scribe firm hires local CEO and opens West Valley office.

Health Care: Medical scribes and software support fuel growth at Essia Health.

Doctors Draw Blood in Dispute With Health Net

Law: Partner at Michelman & Robinson wins insurance case.

Emergency rooms are known as big money-losers for hospitals, but when the losses extend to individual doctors, attorney Andrew Selesnick thinks enough is enough.