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Amgen's Otezla in COVID Therapy Trial

Amgen Inc.’s drug Otezla will appear in a COVID-19 clinical trial, as part of testing efforts by the COVID R&D Alliance consortium of companies.

Amgen Ends Drug Collaboration With Cytokinetics

Amgen Inc. has terminated its collaboration with Bay area startup Cytokinetics.

MannKind Receives Final Milestone Payment for Hypertension Treatment

MannKind Corp. in Westlake Village has received its final $12.5 million milestone payment from United Therapeutics.

Public Health Minor Coming to Cal Lutheran

California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks will offer a minor in public health starting in January

Revenue Rises at Simulations Plus

Drug modeling software company Simulations Plus Inc. enjoyed an increase in revenue compared to last year, while earnings per share remained flat for the fourth financial quarter.

Ventura County Drops to Purple Tier

Ventura County has dropped to the most restrictive COVID-19 reopening framework tier.

Medtronic Launches Smart Insulin Pen Device

Medical device giant Medtonic has launched InPen, the first FDA-cleared smart insulin pen for diabetes patients needing multiple daily injections.

Providence Joins Anthem Health Plan as Joint Venture Partner

Providence Southern California has joined Anthem Blue Cross’s Vivity Health Plan as a joint venture partner.

MannKind Misses Quarterly Estimate But Afrezza Sales Increase

MannKind Corp. missed third-quarter earnings estimates by 1 cent, but enjoyed a net revenue increase for its flagship drug, inhalable insulin Afrezza.

Medical Supply Company Settles Medicare Fraud Claims

Valley Home Medical Supply Inc. in Canoga Park paid a $565,873 settlement after allegations arose that the company defrauded the federal government's Medicare and Tricare programs.

Providence Cedars-Sinai Holds 'Topping Out' Ceremony at Tarzana Hospital

Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center held a “topping out” ceremony for its new patient tower.

Amgen Beats Quarterly Estimates, Raises Guidance

Amgen Inc. exceeded analysts estimates for the third quarter, based on results announced by the company.

Conejo Valley's Infusion for Health Names Chief Executive

Infusion provider Infusion for Health, based in Thousand Oaks, announced Dan McCarty as its new chief executive.

FDA Grant to Fund Simulations Plus Research

Lancaster drug simulation company Simulations Plus has won a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to test the efficacy of oral cavity products.

Preview: Health Care Special Report

Valley hospitals were required to spend in preparation for a surge of COVID patients that didn’t materials.

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