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Mental Health Workers Strike at Kaiser Woodland Hill Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente mental health workers picketed outside the Woodland Hills Medical Center on Thursday as part of a weeklong strike for increased staffing and resources at Kaiser hospitals across the state.

HemaCare Opens Northridge Headquarters

HemaCare Corp. officially opened it new Northridge headquarters Thursday.

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Avita Medical Raises $29 Million in Private Offering

Medical treatment company Avita Medical will raise $29 million through the sale of private shares to global institutional investors, the company announced Tuesday.

Kaiser Gives Half Million in Grants to Valley Area Nonprofits

Kaiser Permanente has pledged nearly a half million dollars in grants to Valley area nonprofits to expand community and mental health services.

LTC Properties Reports Problem with Renter

A nursing home operator in Texas that leases buildings from LTC Properties Inc. has filed for bankruptcy reorganization, according to LTC. The operator’s rent payments amount to nearly 10 percent of LTC’s revenue.

West Hills Hospital's New CEO

Hospital Corp. of America has named Mark Miller the new chief executive of West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, the company announced Monday.

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Shaq Signs Advertising Deal With Calabasas Sleep Company

Zyppah Inc., a Calabasas company that makes mouthpieces and other devices for people who snore or suffer from sleep apnea, announced Monday that former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal will become a brand ambassador.

New CEO at Northridge Hospital

Dignity Health has named Paul Watkins as president of the nonprofit’s Northridge Hospital Medical Center.

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Takeda Poised for $62 Billion Takeover of Shire

Japanese drug maker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. has moved one step closer to acquiring a Thousand Oaks genetics laboratory owned by U.K.-based biopharmaceutical company Shire.

Amgen Pledges $750,000 to Fire and Mass Shooting Victims

Amgen Inc. has pledged a half-million dollars to help victims of the ongoing wildfires in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, the Thousand Oaks biotech company announced Monday.

MannKind, BlackLine Report Quarterly Results

MannKind Corp. beat Wall Street estimates on earnings but missed on revenue, while BlackLine beat expectation on revenue in the third quarter.

Amgen, Dine Brands Gain After Reporting Quarterly Results

Shares of Amgen Inc. gained nearly 2 percent the day after the biotech reported third-quarter earnings, while Dine Brands Global Inc. shares gained nearly 2 percent after the company reported sales gains for its Applebee’s restaurant chain.

Second Sight Chairman Buys $4 Million in Shares

Second Sight Medical Products Inc. has entered into a stock purchase agreement with Gregg Williams, chairman of the company’s board for the purchase of nearly 2.5 million shares which will yield $4 million in proceeds to the company.

FDA Warns MannKind for ‘Misleading’ Facebook Post

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to MannKind Corp. for sharing a misleading post about the company’s drug Afrezza on its Facebook page.

Amgen Invests $66 million in U.K. Genetics Firm

Amgen Inc. has invested $66 million in United Kingdom-based gene analysis company Oxford Nanopore, the Thousand Oaks biotech announced Thursday.

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