Atara Hires Former Amgen Exec as CFO

Atara Biotherapeutic Inc. has appointed Utpal Koppikar as chief financial officer.

ApolloMed Appoints CFO

Apollo Medical Holdings Inc. has appointed Eric Chin as chief financial officer. He will succeed the current CFO, Mihir Shah, effective July 1.

Report: Pegi Matsuda Leaving Valley Pres

Pegi Matsuda, a longtime civic leader in the San Fernando Valley, has sent an email saying she will step down from her position at Valley Presbyterian Hospital.

Amgen's Neulasta to Face Competition From Biosimilar

Mylan NV has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to market its biosimilar of Amgen Inc.’s drug Neulasta.

FDA Rejects Amgen Application for Herceptin Biosimilar

The Food and Drug Administration has denied Amgen’s application for a biosimilar of Roche’s breast cancer drug Herceptin.

Amgen Enters Oncology Agreement with MD Anderson

Several of Amgen Inc.’s early-stage therapies for lung and blood cancers will be available to patients through trials at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston as part of a five-year collaboration between the Thousand Oaks company and the cancer hospital.

Amgen, Harvard to Develop Online Science Education Platform

The Amgen Foundation has partnered with Harvard University to launch a free online science education platform for high schoolers and college students, the Thousand Oaks biotechnology company announced Wednesday.

Preview: Shop Sells Pot, Minus the High

RETAIL: Tarzana customers seek relief from inflammation, pain.

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.