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MannKind Contract Yields Cash

MannKind Corp. climbed back from the brink of bankruptcy this year with a $105 million deal to develop a new lung disease treatment.

Drug Deal Extends MannKind’s Life Expectancy

BIOTECH: Timely infusion of $45 million bolsters finances.

MannKind agreement with United Therapeutics gives company a financial shot in the arm.

Preview: Drug Deal Extends MannKind's Life Expectancy

BIOTECH: Timely infusion of $45 million bolsters finances.

Dessert Dreams

Raw cookie dough stars as the main dish at a Burbank sweet shop run by two sisters.

Cookie dough for dessert.

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Final Interview With Bar Association’s Liz Post

NON PROFIT: Reflections on her quarter century with Valley lawyers and judges.

After nearly 25 years with the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Executive Director Liz Post will step down from her role and return to her home state of New York to lead the Nassau County Bar Association.

DIY Protein Power

Consumers who want less sugar in a nutrition bar can make their own with a mix from Creation Nation.

Ready-made protein bar mix seeks shelves.

Preview: DIY Protein Power

With dozens of options lining grocery store shelves, consumers of nutrition bars seem to have an overabundance of choices. But despite the variety, sports nutritionist and former real estate agent Karen Nation could find nothing that worked for her and her clients.

Mental Health Program to Launch in Valley Schools

Four Catholic schools in the San Fernando Valley will provide mental health services to students and their families through a new program run by a psychology professor at California State University - Northridge.

Providence Hires Athletic Trainers for Valley Schools

Athletic trainers from Providence Health & Services will be placed in seven San Fernando Valley high schools, the hospital system announced Tuesday.

Lancaster Doctor Convicted for Medicare Kickback Conspiracy

A doctor in Lancaster has been convicted by a federal jury of participating in a Medicare fraud scheme.

Woodland Hills Insurance Brokerage Buys Stake in NoCal Agency

Liberty Co. Insurance Brokers in Woodland Hills has acquired a majority stake in Mitchell & Mitchell Insurance Agency, based in Novato.

Gelt Foundation Changes Name

The Gelt Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides rental assistance to qualified apartment tenants who are facing eviction, has changed its name to Resident Relief Foundation.

Hospitals, Mental Care Center Recruit Leadership

MANAGEMENT: Executives combine medical and business experience.

New leaders at hospitals, mental health center.

Double-Play CEO

Steven Bronson runs two publicly traded companies in the Valley region, leading to a synergistic approach to management.

Steven Bronson, chief executive of Qualstar Corp. and Interlink Electronics Inc.

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.

MannKind Wins on Q2 Income, But Stock Tanks

BIOTECH: For investors, lack of capital looms as issue in coming quarters.

Stock tanks for MannKind Corp.

Preview: Dog Drug Theory

On Aug. 6, Immix announced that its drug Imx-110 had successfully brought a dog named Jerry into remission from late-stage lymphoma.

Workers Strike at Providence Tarzana Medical Center

Hundreds of union-affiliated workers at Providence Tarzana Medical Center staged a one-day strike and a demonstration on Aug. 16 to protest what they described as unfair labor practices, including frequent shift cancellations and wages that lag behind the region’s rising cost of living.

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Report: Valley Hospitals Among Best in State

Several local hospitals were named among the best in the state on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list for 2018-2019.

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West Hills Hospital Appoints Chief Medical Officer

West Hills Hospital & Medical Center has appointed Dr. Yale Podnos as its new chief medical officer.