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Preview: Dog Drug Theory

On Aug. 6, Immix announced that its drug Imx-110 had successfully brought a dog named Jerry into remission from late-stage lymphoma.

Workers Strike at Providence Tarzana Medical Center

Hundreds of union-affiliated workers at Providence Tarzana Medical Center staged a one-day strike and a demonstration on Aug. 16 to protest what they described as unfair labor practices, including frequent shift cancellations and wages that lag behind the region’s rising cost of living.

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Report: Valley Hospitals Among Best in State

Several local hospitals were named among the best in the state on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list for 2018-2019.

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West Hills Hospital Appoints Chief Medical Officer

West Hills Hospital & Medical Center has appointed Dr. Yale Podnos as its new chief medical officer.

Logix Sponsors Palliative Care Bears at Henry Mayo Hospital

Burbank-based Logix Federal Credit Union and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Santa Clarita have partnered on a program for the children of parents who have passed away.

SetPoint Medical Appoints New CEO

SetPoint Medical in Valencia has named Murthy Simhambhatla as its new chief executive, the electronic medicine firm announced Monday.

MannKind Stock Falls 23 Percent After Earnings

Shares of MannKind Corp. plummeted more than 20 percent Friday, a day after the company released second-quarter financial results that missed Wall Street estimates for revenue.

Panorama City Hospital Names Chief Administrator

Kaiser Permanente Panorama City announced Thursday that it has appointed Kathy Kigerl as chief administrative officer.

Antelope Valley Hospital Bond Measure Makes Ballot

A $350 million bond measure that would pay for renovations or the creation of new facilities at Antelope Valley Hospital was unanimously approved on Monday by the Lancaster hospital’s public benefit corporation board for inclusion on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Amgen Announces Quarterly Results, Exec Retirements

Amgen Inc. beat Wall Street estimates on second-quarter earnings and revenue.

Thousand Oaks Biotech Sells Drug Portfolio for Up to $562 Million

AliveGen Inc. in Thousand Oaks has sold its drug candidates to Biogen Inc. in a deal valued at up to $562 million.

Simulations Plus Subsidiary Gets NIH Grant

Dilisym Services Inc., a subsidiary of Simulations Plus Inc. in Lancaster, has been awarded a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to build a software platform for modeling medication-induced kidney injury.

Avita Medical Builds Leadership Team

Avita Medical has appointed three new leaders to its management team at its Valencia headquarters.

Preview: Smart Heart Monitor

A paperclip-sized revolution in cardiac electrophysiology is afoot in a bright white lab at Abbott Laboratories in Sylmar, where the world’s first Bluetooth- and smartphone-enabled implantable cardiac monitor are coming off the assembly line.

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Amgen Partners with Cedars-Sinai on Research

Amgen Inc. has entered into a three-year research partnership with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles to assess health outcomes in patients with cancer, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and migraine.

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