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Atara Biotherapeutics Coming to Thousand Oaks

Atara Biotherapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company headquartered in South San Francisco, will move its research and development division to Thousand Oaks by the end of the year, according to the Conejo Valley city.

FDA Approves Amgen Parathyroid Drug

Amgen Inc. on Tuesday announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its drug Parsabiv for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in adult patients with chronic kidney disease on hemodialysis.

IPC Medical Billing Lawsuit Settled

Knoxville-based TeamHealth Holdings has agreed to pay $60 million plus interest to settle a case brought against its subsidiary IPC Healthcare Inc., according to the Department of Justice.

Former Wal-Mart Exec Joins Amgen Board

Amgen Inc. on Friday announced it has appointed Charles Holley, the former chief financial officer of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., to its board of directors.

Germany Approves Second Sight Device

Second Sight Medical Products Inc. announced that the German health care system has approved reimbursement coverage for the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis system in certain hospitals throughout the country.

Amgen Reports Strong Quarter

Amgen Inc. reported financial results that beat analyst expectations for the fourth quarter.

MannKind Proposes Reverse Stock Split

MannKind Corp. plans a reverse stock split to remain listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market, pending shareholder approval.

Amgen 2017 Tour Pedaling to Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita will witness professional cyclists dash across the finish line this May as the city will host the completion of the fourth stage in the men’s race of the 2017 Amgen Tour of California.

Amgen Promises Trump 1,600 Jobs

President Donald Trump met with pharmaceutical chief executives Tuesday, including Amgen Inc.’s Robert Bradway, who promised to add 1,600 jobs, according to a tweet from White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

Cynvenio Signs Mexican Distribution Deal

Westlake Village clinical diagnostics developer Cynvenio Biosystems Inc. has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Mexico-based Milenia Labs, the companies announced Thursday.

Simi Hospital Names Chief Medical Officer

Simi Valley Hospital on Tuesday announced it has promoted Dr. John Dingilian to full-time chief medical officer.

Union Plans Protest at Tarzana Medical Center

Workers on Monday will hold a protest at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, which recently terminated approximately half its housekeeping staff.

Wound Center Opens at West Hills Hospital

West Hills Hospital & Medical Center on Tuesday opened its Advanced Wound Care Center to treat patients with hard-to-heal wounds.

Simulations Plus Beats Estimates

Simulations Plus reported results that beat Wall Street expectations.

Amgen, Immatics to Collaborate on Cancer Drugs

Amgen Inc. on Monday announced it has entered into a collaboration and licensing agreement with German pharmaceutical company Immatics Biotechnologies to develop next-generation cancer treatments.