Preview: Hospitals in Distress

The struggle against COVID-19 has turned into a grim battle against exhaustion in the health care industry.

Epilepsy Care Platform Company Launches in Sherman Oaks

Digital health company Nile AI has launched in Sherman Oaks, backed by a $25 million investment by Belgian pharmaceutical company UCB.

Amgen to Sponsor BioLabs LA Program for Startups

Amgen Inc. on Wednesday announced it will sponsor BioLabs LA at the Lundquist Institute, a biotech co-working space in Torrance, via a three-year Golden Ticket program.

Amgen Beats Expectations for Fourth Quarter

Amgen Inc. beat Wall Street estimates in the fourth quarter, as sales from newer drugs such as migraine medication Aimovig offset lower revenue from older, off-patent medications.

Carbon Health Opens NoHo Clinic

Carbon Health opened its latest Valley location in the NoHo West shopping center in North Hollywood, the company announced on Monday.

Calabasas Biotech to Test COVID Nose Ointment

Calabasas biotech Turn Therapeutics has announced it received authorization to start its first human safety and efficacy trial for a COVID-19 therapy.

Sherman Oaks Biotech Licenses Treatment for Development in China

Sherman Oaks biopharmaceutical company T-Cure Bioscience has entered into a license agreement with Chinese biotech Immunotech Biopharm Ltd. to develop a T cell therapy for renal cancer.

CSUN Campus to Host Large-Scale Vaccination Site

California State University – Northridge will become a large-scale COVID-19 vaccination site.

Tent Hospital in Lancaster Will Care for COVID Patients

The City of Lancaster, in partnership with North Carolina nonprofit Samaritan’s Purse and Antelope Valley Hospital, is building a 50-bed field hospital to serve the overwhelming number of COVID-19 patients.

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Valley Hospitals Near Capacity With COVID Patients, Situation ‘Dire’

Surges in COVID-19 cases linked to holiday gatherings are overwhelming Valley hospitals to the point of possibly rationing care and causing a shortage of space to store corpses.

Moderna Hires Amgen Executive as Chief Commercial Officer

Corinne Le Goff, a former executive at Amgen Inc., has been hired by Moderna Inc.

Dignity Health Parent Expands Southwest Division

CommonSpirit Health, which owns Dignity Health hospitals in Northridge and Glendale, has expanded its Southwest Division.

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Amgen Submits Lung Cancer Drug for European Approval

Amgen Inc. has submitted for approval from the European Medicines Agency its drug used to treat a mutation of non-small cell lung cancer.

Valley Kaiser Permanente Staff to Appear in Rose Parade TV Segment

Staff from Valley facilities of Kaiser Permanente will participate in the health care organization’s 90-second video for “The Rose Parade’s New Year Celebration presented by Honda” on New Year’s Day.

Sterling Healthcare Acquires Negotiator

Sterling Healthcare Logistics in Calabasas has acquired ABS Vaccines, which operates as a contract negotiator between health care providers and drug manufacturers or vendors.