Amy Stulick

Staff Reporter (Health Care, Law)

Email: astulick@sfvbj.com
Phone: 818-316-3121 Extension: 112

Recent Stories

Amgen in Project to Root Out Counterfeits

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen Inc. was among 24 pharmaceutical companies to participate in a blockchain project, titled MediLedger Network, which released its final report to the Food and Drug Administration on Friday.

BioSolar’s Improved Battery Near Completion

BioSolar’s second prototype for a lithium-ion battery is due to complete testing within a month, the Santa Clarita tech company announced on Tuesday.

CBD-Infused Pillow For a Good Sleep

Camarillo manufacturer debuts all-night pain relief product for $129.

Camarillo manufacturer debuts pillow infused with CBD as an all-night pain reliever.

Lancaster to Host Mental Health Clinic

Antelope Valley will be home to an urgent care center.

An urgent care center specializing in mental health will open later this year in Lancaster.

Amgen’s Call Sparks Buyout Talk

Biotech giant seeks to boost nephrology research.

Stock for a drug discovery company out of Plano, Texas soared following analyst talk that it might be the right fit for Thousand Oaks biotech giant Amgen Inc.

‘Shark Tank’ Stint Gives Fresh Capital

Mark Cuban invests in Encino company Ready, Set, Food.

Mark Cuban of ‘Shark Tank’ puts money into Encino food allergy prevention company, Ready, Set, Food.

Home Feel at Total Senior

Resource center connects the elderly to services.

Total Senior, a community-based resource center that connects seniors and their families to needed services, opened last month in Tarzana

Cedars-Sinai Opens Offices in Tarzana

Presence near hospital further expands Valley reach.

Cedars-Sinai on Jan. 29 opened its flagship medical offices in the San Fernando Valley

Simi Valley Firm Launches New Lines in Ulta Beauty Stores

Simi Valley-based Derma E, a skincare brand focused on all-natural products, launched two product lines exclusively in Ulta Beauty Inc. stores.

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AMC at Promenade Moving

The AMC theater, among the last tenants in the Promenade shopping mall in Woodland Hills, will move a couple of blocks north to the Westfield Topanga shopping mall, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield announced Tuesday. The company owns both shopping centers.

Encino Insurer Partners with Digital Platform

Encino-based insurance company Answer Financial on Wednesday announced it will be partnering with CoverWallet, a digital insurance platform in New York.

Providence, Cedars Break Ground on Hospital Patient Tower

Providence St. Joseph Health and Cedars-Sinai officially broke ground on a patient tower in Tarzana on Monday evening, as part of the hospital’s Tarzana Reimagined project.

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Adventist Health to Outsource 60 Jobs

Adventist Health in Glendale and Simi Valley will eliminate certain in-house facility staff positions in favor of hiring Chicago-based commercial real estate services firm Jones Lange LaSalle Inc.

Simulations Plus to Develop Software to Study Heart Failure

Dilisym Services, a Simulations Plus company based in North Carolina, on Tuesday announced new software in development to treat heart failure.

Recruitment at Barrister Band Session

Woodland Hills firm brings on a trial associate.

Barry Goldberg met his latest trial associate through the Big Band of Barristers,

Hospital Needs Building Funds

HEALTH CARE: AV’s replacement facility may cost $650 million.

Antelope Valley Hospital anticipates a $600 million overhaul.

Cedars-Sinai Opens Offices in Valley

Cancer center in close proximity to Providence Tarzana hospital.

Cedars-Sinai opened its flagship medical offices in the San Fernando Valley

Firm Taps Legal Talent From Within

Two Lewis Roca IP attorneys make partner.

Dustin Szakalski and Martin Regehr have been promoted to partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

Parsing AB5’s Impact

Lewitt Hackman puts anti-gig law at centerstage.

Lewitt Hackman hosts seminar to parse impact of AB5 on gig workers.

Arcutis Biotherapeutics Launches IPO on Nasdaq

Westlake Village-based Arcutis Biotherapeutics debuted on the Nasdaq Friday with its shares gaining more than 28 percent on its first day of trading.

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Amgen Beats Expectations Despite Lower Revenue

Amgen Inc. announced fourth-quarter results that beat Wall Street expectations.

Cedars-Sinai Opening New Valley Offices

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will unveil what it is calling its flagship medical offices in the San Fernando Valley this evening, with media tours and remarks from executives.

Valley Presbyterian Joins Data Sharing Network

Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys is one of the first health centers to connect to CommonWell Health Alliance, a real-time data sharing service through Meditech.

Coronavirus Closes Two Disney Theme Parks

Hong Kong Disneyland on Sunday closed because of the Coronavirus, making it the second Disney park to close after Shanghai Disneyland on Saturday.

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Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Reopens

Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center on Sunday resumed full operation following the repair of a water main break incurred the previous weekend.

Glendale Firm Raises $6 Million

Reveleer, a cloud-based medical data platform in Glendale, this week announced $6 million in Series C financing.

Kaiser Expects to Reopen Woodland Hills Center Sunday

Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center, having virtually shut down this week, announced Friday that it expects to reopen on Sunday.

Arcutis Hopes for $125 Million from IPO

Arcutis Biotherapeutics, a Westlake Village biopharmaceutical company specializing in topical treatments for psoriasis, has proposed terms for its plan to go public.

Update: Kaiser Closes ER Because of Broken Water Pipe

Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center late Tuesday closed its urgent care services and its emergency department.

LTC Acquires Three Assisted Living Facilities for $33 Million

LTC Properties in Westlake Village has invested $33 million in out-of-state acquisitions.

Broken Water Pipe Cancels Surgeries at Kaiser Hospital

Following a water main break, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Woodland Hills has canceled surgeries and doctors’ appointments.

Partnership Puts HR Firm in Construction Management Sector

Calabasas-based Arcoro, a human resources management company, on Thursday announced it has formed a partnership with construction management software company Procore.

Valley’s Stellar Economic Growth Now Slowing a Bit, Economist Says

While economic growth in the San Fernando Valley is facing a slowdown, growth of 3.4 percent for this year would still outpace the state and nation.

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Jet Edge Acquires Air Charter Service in Ohio

Jet Edge International announced it has acquired Columbus, Ohio-based JetSelect Aviation.

Amgen to Collaborate on Development of Lung Cancer Drug

Amgen Inc. on Monday announced it will collaborate with Guardant Health Inc. and Qiagen N.V. to further its research on AMG 510, a pipeline drug designed to treat metastatic lung cancer.

Jant Pharmacal Wins Contract to Supply Lab Test Kits

Jant Pharmacal Corp. has won a contract with health care performance improvement company Vizient Inc., starting Feb. 1.

Pfizer Exec Joining T.O. Biotech

A fairly low-profile pharmaceutical company in Thousand Oaks has brought on a longtime Pfizer executive and co-inventor of the drug Zoloft to be in a management position.

Endonovo Secures Patent for Stroke Device

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday issued a patent to Endonovo Therapeutics for usage of its SofPulse technology in stroke victims.

Data Breach Recovery at Casamba

Electronic medical record business hit by malware.

Agoura Hills electronic medical record company Casamba was the target of a malware attack in November, affecting its home health and hospice products.

AROUND THE VALLEYS

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Valley Tech on Display

Local presence at SoCalBio conference about digital health.

SoCalBio’s Digital Health Conference hosted biotech companies and venture capital firms from around the globe

Brazilian Sales Boost Outlook at MannKind

BIOTECH: Revenues from Afrezza jump 46 percent year-over-year.

MannKind Corp. achieved noteworthy progress for international sales of its inhalable insulin Afrezza

AB5’s Exemptions

LAW: New definition of independent contractors has a multitude of rules for specialized occupations.

Before Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 – the new law that redefines who is an independent contractor – lobbyists for a variety of industries secured exemptions to the rules.

Union Calls Strike at Kaiser Site

Panorama City mental health workers set up picket line.

Mental health workers on Dec. 16 set up a picket line outside Kaiser Permanente’s Panorama City Medical Center to strike against inadequate staffing numbers, as well as poor retirement and health benefits.

Lack of Lab Space

CONSTRUCTION: A cluster of biotech startups has created demand for R&D facilities in the Conejo Valley.

T he growing number of emerging biotech companies in the Conejo Valley has created the need for wet laboratory space in the local real estate market.

Dignity Health, Cigna End Insurance Contract

After months of negotiations, health insurance company Cigna announced its contract with Dignity Health ended Jan. 1.

LA Family Housing Gets Bank Grant

North Hollywood-based LA Family Housing on Monday received a $7,000 grant from Sterling Bancorp Inc., according to a statement from the Michigan holding company.

Berke Miller Law Group Changing its Name

Calabasas law firm Berke Miller Law Group on Monday announced it will change its name to Miller Haga Law Group on Jan. 1.

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Valley Clinics Participate in Providence Training Program

The San Fernando Community Health Center is one of three organizations to partner with Providence Health and Services Southern California for its Community Health Worker Training Academy.

Los Robles Hospital Workers Join Union

About 120 health care workers at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks have joined SEIU Local 121RN to push for increased staffing and better pay, according to a statement from the union.

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