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Medtronic Launches Smart Insulin Pen Device

Medical device giant Medtonic has launched InPen, the first FDA-cleared smart insulin pen for diabetes patients needing multiple daily injections.

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Valley Hospital Staff Receive COVID Vaccine

Hospitals in the Valley region have started administering the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer Inc.

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Will Scorpion Lab Yield Venom Drugs?

Burbank company aims to produce 1 million doses monthly.

Medolife Rx Inc. breaks ground on facility to raise scorpions, whose peptides are used to make therapeutics.

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MannKind Stock Jumps on Medicare Policy Change

MannKind Corp.’s shares closed up more than 11 percent after the announcement of a Medicare policy change that lifts a restriction on diabetic patients having to choose between two tools to manage the condition.

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Local Biotech in Cancer Treatment Study

Sherman Oaks biotech T-Cure Bioscience has announced it entered into a clinical research agreement with Rutgers University in New Jersey to test certain cancer treatments.

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Kaiser Opens Mass Vax in Lancaster

Health system’s deal to help hard-hit Antelope Valley.

A mass vaccination site announcement and hospital visitation allowances are positive trends for the Antelope Valley region, both of which went into effect on March 8.

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FDA OK for Lumakras Opens Lung Market

Amgen drug is the first that specifically targets common type of non-small cell pulmonary cancer.

FDA approval for Amgen Inc.’s drug Lumkras to treat lung cancer.

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CVS Launches Vaccination in Valley

Stores with shots include Agoura Hills, Ventura.

Agoura Hills and Ventura were the first CVS Health locations in the San Fernando Valley region to start administering COVID-19 vaccines, the company said in a statement.

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Lancaster, Kaiser Permanente Partner to Open Mass Vaccination Site

The City of Lancaster, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, will open a mass vaccination site at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds on March 8.

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AROUND THE VALLEYS

AROUND THE VALLEYS

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Cannabis Firm Hires IR Company

Resonate Blends looks for ‘outreach’ to shareholders.

Cannabis holding company Resonate Blends enters a partnership with investor relations firm.

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Amgen Partnerships Provide Positive News

COVID and asthma clinical trials get green lights.

Amgen Inc.’s partnerships have delivered a flurry of positive news

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Resonate Partners with Distributor

Cannabis wellness and lifestyle company Resonate Blends of Calabasas has selected Mars Distribution to distribute its Koan Cordial product line.

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Virgin Galactic to Sell 20 Million Shares

Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. has announced plans to sell more than 20 million fresh stock shares to boost its cash position. Existing shares dropped nearly 14 percent on Tuesday.

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Princess to Resume Cruises From Los Angeles

Princess Cruises will resume sailing from Los Angeles beginning this fall, following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Moderna Hires Amgen Executive as Chief Commercial Officer

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

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Insperity to Open Woodland Hills Office

Human resources provider Insperity Inc. has opened a sales office in Woodland Hills.

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Amgen Lung Cancer Drug Approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave accelerated approval to Lumakras, a drug from Amgen Inc. for adult patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

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Dude, Where’s My Vaccine Shot?

Didn’t we have nine months to plan for the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine? So why was everyone so surprised and unprepared when millions of vials of the life-saving stuff were delivered on our state’s doorstep?

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99 Cents Store Sources CBD From Valley Trio

Private-label entrepreneurs go to market in pandemic.

Discount chain 99 Cents Only stores sources CBD lotions from trio of Valley businesswomen.

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