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FDA Approves Amgen Biosimilar for Breast Cancer

A cancer drug developed through a collaboration between Amgen Inc. and Allergan Plc. has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a statement from the companies.

Northridge Hospital Hires New COO

Northridge Hospital Medical Center on Monday named Betsy Hart its chief operating officer, according to a statement from Dignity Health.

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Facey Medical Foundation to 'Transfer' 94 Employees

Facey Medical Foundation, an affiliate of Providence Health and Services, issued a statement June 5 that it will lay off 94 employees from its Mission Hills location, but they will be rehired by a contractor.

Medtronic Partnership to Automate Insulin Pumps

Medtronic Inc., a medical technology company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with its insulin pump division in Northridge, plans to work with Palo Alto-based Tidepool on an automated insulin pump system for diabetes.

Amgen Collaboration to Further Cancer Research

Amgen Inc., with the help of leading community oncology networks, has launched Amgen Community Oncology Research Collaborators, an initiative to introduce more people to clinical research.

Exer Urgent Care Opens La Cañada-Flintridge Location

Exer Urgent Care opened its latest location in La Cañada-Flintridge with a ribbon cutting early Wednesday, according to a statement from the ER alternative company headquartered in Calabasas.

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Ventura County Medical Residency Celebrates 50 Years

The Ventura County Medical Center on Memorial Day weekend hosted its 50th anniversary celebration and alumni reunion for the Family Medicine Residency Program, according to a statement from the organization.

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New CEO at Atara Biopharmaceuticals

Atara Biotherapeutics Inc. has appointed of Dr. Pascal Touchon chief executive officer and member of the board, the company announced Tuesday.

Notices for Ventura County Health Jobs Eliminated Ahead of Layoffs

Ventura County supervisors has voted to delete notices for 137 vacant health care positions from the county health agency’s website.

Endonovo Partnership to Distribute Devices to Veterans

Endonovo Therapeutics and Jacksonville-based Veterans Healthcare Supply Solutions have entered into a long-term agreement to distribute SofPulse devices to Veterans Administration facilities and the Department of Defense Healthcare facilities.

Northridge Hospital Appoints Chief Nurse Executive

Northridge Hospital Medical Center has appointed Reshea Holman as chief nurse executive officer.

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Official: IT Workers Laid Off at Anthem

Anthem Inc. has laid off information technology professionals nationally with at least some of the affected employees in the Valley area, according to Kenn Phillips, the chief executive of the Valley Economic Alliance.

Preview: Building Better Care

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Casamba Partners with Physical Therapy Software Company

Casamba, an electronic medical record provider, has added Milwaukee-based Alinea Engage to its partner network, according to a statement from the Agoura Hills company.

Newhall Hospital Opens Gift Shop After Remodel

Valencia’s Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital welcomed visitors to its reopened gift shop with a ribbon-cutting celebration.

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