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‘Advanced’ AI Firm Moving into Health Care

MEDICAL: Glendale firm appoints business development chief.

Glendale artificial intelligence company expands into health technology.

Dog Drug Theory

Immix Biopharma founder Ilya Rachman thinks he has a new way to develop medicines, and his first proof is a now-healthy canine patient.

Doctor cures cancer in dog, looks to humans next.

FDA Approves Label Expansion for Amgen's Repatha

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Amgen Inc.’s drug Repatha as a prevention for heart attacks in patients with cardiovascular disease, potentially enlarging the customer base for the drug.

MannKind Stock Soars on Afrezza Label Update

BIOTECH: Shares gain 152 percent on perception that sales will likely rise.

Can MannKind maintain its recent stock price surge?

Farmers Appoints HR Chief

Farmers Insurance Group, based in Woodland Hills, has named Suzie Elliott its new head of human resources.

Local Doctor Stops Cancer in Canine

A Los Angeles-based biotechnology company led by a primary care physician who runs a clinic in the San Fernando Valley announced Monday that its investigational drug has eliminated all signs of cancer in a pet dog.

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Shop Sells Pot, Minus the High

Tarzana customers seek relief from inflammation, pain.

Tarzana store sells products made with Cannabidiol, a compound from hemp.

Glendale Memorial Chief Exec Starts With Safety

HOSPITALS: Former chief nursing officer has plan to boost assessment ratings.

New Glendale Hospital chief focusing on safety.

New Faces for Older Execs

Skin treatments give edge to job-seekers.

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Regulators Kill A Hit Painkiller

RETAIL: Smoke shops huffing as stimulant kratom illegalized.

Now that popular supplement kratom will become illegal, what’s the next step for retailers?

Amgen's Neulasta to Face Competition From Biosimilar

Mylan NV has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to market its biosimilar of Amgen Inc.’s drug Neulasta.

Court: Aliso Canyon Can Stay Open

Los Angeles County once again failed to halt natural gas operations at the Southern California Gas Co.’s Aliso Canyon facilities, after the state Supreme Court on Wednesday said it would not review a lower court’s decision that permitted limited operations at the site.

Aliso Reopens

ENERGY: SoCalGas renews operations at methane leak site.

Residents express concerns over reopening of Aliso Canyon gas storage facility.

Ixia's Mayer Among Powerful Women in Tech

The California arm of the National Diversity Council has named Bethany Mayer, president and chief executive of Ixia, among the 50 most powerful women in technology for 2016, the company announced on Monday.

Five Arrested in Valley Health Insurance Fraud

Five people were arrested and charged on Tuesday with conducting a health insurance fraud scheme that involved patients at a pair of medical spas in the San Fernando Valley.

ApolloMed Appoints CFO

Apollo Medical Holdings Inc. has appointed Eric Chin as chief financial officer. He will succeed the current CFO, Mihir Shah, effective July 1.

Boys & Girls Club Names Replacement for Sobel

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the West Valley has appointed a new president and chief executive, the Canoga Park nonprofit announced Friday.

Concentra Pink Slips Workers Post-Acquisition

EMPLOYMENT: Streamlining will eliminate positions at U.S. HealthWorks.

Roughly 160 workers at the Valencia headquarters of U.S. HealthWorks are facing layoffs this year on account of the occupational health provider’s acquisition by Select Medical Holdings Corp. subsidiary Concentra Inc., according to a notice filed with the California Employment Development Department on Feb. 6.

L.A. County Sues to Stop Reopening of Aliso Canyon

Attorneys for Los Angeles County have filed a request with the Superior Court of California to halt the reopening of the Southern California Gas Co.’s natural gas facilities at Aliso Canyon, the site of a methane leak that forced more than 8,000 residents from their homes in late 2015.

Home Repairs Appeal to VCs

SOFTWARE: Venture firms pour $80 million into ServiceTitan.

Why investors see gold in Service Titan’s app for home repair.