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Valley Pharmacy Owners Found Guilty of Health Care Fraud

Two Valley residents who ran a pharmacy were convicted Tuesday for running a $35 million fraud that billed Medicare for medicines that were never delivered.

Women’s Health Center Opens in Pacoima

Northeast Valley Health Corp. has opened a women’s health care clinic in Pacoima, as an extension of the company’s Pacoima Health Center.

Kaiser Unions Plan to Strike in October

Kaiser Permanente workers in California have voted to strike beginning in October, according to a statement from the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions.

MannKind Posts Bigger Numbers in Second Quarter

MannKind Corp. met analyst expectations for earnings and fell just short on revenue in the second quarter.

MannKind Offers Predictive Technology to Afrezza Users

MannKind Corp. and One Drop have signed an agreement to integrate MannKind’s BluHale accessory device into the One Drop platform.

Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Explores 'Strategic Alternatives'

Sienna Biopharmaceuticals has retained Cowen as an independent financial advisor to explore “financial and strategic alternatives” to boost shareholder values.

Preview: Quick End for ImmunoCellular

ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Ltd. – once a promising public biotech company working on cancer therapies – abruptly terminated its operations late last year.

Hospital Signs Lease at Tarzana Medical Atrium

Providence Tarzana Medical Center has signed a 10-year lease for one-third of the space at the nearby Tarzana Medical Atrium.

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Amgen Lobbyists Meet With Trump on Medicare Bill

Representatives of Amgen Inc. and Pfizer Inc. attended a lobbying group meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday.

New Label Could Broaden Medtronic’s Insulin Pump Market

Medtronic, a medical technology company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with its diabetic care division in Northridge, has filed an application with the Food and Drug Administration, seeking approval to change the labeling for its MiniMed insulin pump system.

Amgen, Allergan Launch Cancer Biosimilars in U.S. Market

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen Inc. and Allergan plc, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, on Friday announced two biosimilar drugs for cancer treatment which the companies co-developed are now for sale in the United States.

Firms Partner to Develop Thousand Oaks Senior Living Facility

Canyon Partners Real Estate LLC has provided $10.9 million of preferred equity to Griffin Living to finance the construction of an 86-unit senior living facility in Thousand Oaks.

Simulations Plus to Test Veterinary Medicines for FDA

Simulations Plus Inc. has entered into a five-year research collaboration agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine to test drug efficacy in animals.

MannKind Partners with GoodRx App

MannKind Corp. in Westlake Village has partnered with Santa Monica’s GoodRx, an app that allows people to see the best prices for drugs.

Canoga Park Senior Facility Cuts Ribbon

Canyon Trails Senior Living and Memory Care hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its recent membership with the West Valley-Warner Center Chamber of Commerce and completion of a major renovation.

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