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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.

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.

Dignity Health, Cigna End Insurance Contract

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

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.

Exer Urgent Care Opens Camarillo Clinic

Exer Urgent Care opened its latest medical facility in Camarillo, complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday.

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Medtronic Buys Behavioral Software Company for Diabetes Research

Medtronic announced it has acquired Klue, a software company in San Jose focused on tracking real-time behavior, such as when a person is consuming food.

HemaCare Acquired for $380 Million

HemaCare Corp. on Monday announced it will be acquired by Charles River Laboratories for $380 million in cash.

Kaiser Workers Strike in Panorama City

Mental health workers on Monday set up a picket line outside Kaiser Permanente’s Panorama City Medical Center.

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Endonovo's 1-for-1,000 Reverse Stock Split

Endonovo Therapeutics will execute a 1-for-1,000 reverse stock split of the company’s common shares.

Cosmetic Injectables Center Opens in Valley

Cosmetic Injectables Center, a medical spa business based in Los Angeles, has opened its first facility in the San Fernando Valley.

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Sienna Biopharmaceuticals to Cease Operations

Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Inc. will cease operations by the end of the week and lay off its remaining employees.