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LegalZoom Buys British Law Firm

LegalZoom Legal Services Ltd., the U.K. division of LegalZoom.com Inc. in Glendale, announced on Tuesday that it is purchasing British law firm Beaumont Legal for an undisclosed amount.

Simulations Plus Upgrades Drug Software

Simulations Plus Inc. on Wednesday announced the release of the latest version of its main software product GastroPlus.

Avita Medical Expands Globally

Northridge medical tech company Avita Medical, which specializes in skin and burn treatments, is furthering its global expansion.

Bargain Price Buys Scaled-Down United Online

INTERNET: B. Riley offers $170 million for firm after it sold off its biggest brands.

B. Riley will steady cash flow with bargain purchase of United Online.

Study Brightens Prospects for Second Sight

BIOTECH: Sylmar company’s stock spikes 17 percent on implant announcement.

A UCLA study on visual cortex implant stimulates share prices for Second Sight.

Medtronic Advances Insulin Pump Technology

MEDICAL DEVICE: First gadget with hybrid closed loop offers to automate delivery.

A new device has hit the market for people with Type 1 diabetes, allowing for better management of glucose levels with a lot less work.

Fancy Rehab Helps Dogs After Surgery

K9 Gym caters to pet owners with penchant for trendy treatments.

There’s doggie daycare, dog parks and dog bakeries – so why not doggie rehab? K9 Gym and Rehabilitation Center helps post-surgery pups.

Positive On Progress

INVESTMENT: Guinness Atkinson Funds puts faith in, money on developing world.

Woodland Hills mutual fund has high hopes for global economy.

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Hospital Faces Reduced Medicare Payments

Antelope Valley Hospital will face reduced Medicare payments based on a health care quality score, according to the Antelope Valley Press.

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News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Second Sight Tests Visual Cortex Implant

Second Sight Medical Products Inc. on Tuesday announced the first successful human implantation of a wireless visual cortical stimulator – a big step in the ongoing development of its Orion I Visual Cortical Prosthesis.

IPC Medical Billing Lawsuit Settled

Knoxville-based TeamHealth Holdings has agreed to pay $60 million plus interest to settle a case brought against its subsidiary IPC Healthcare Inc., according to the Department of Justice.

Amgen Announces Incubator 'Golden Ticket' Winners

Amgen Inc. announced Thursday its new five-year sponsorship of a San Francisco life sciences incubator called QB3@953, which focuses on developing new human health therapies.

Interlink Prepares for Nasdaq Listing

Interlink Electronics Inc. announced Monday that it has filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission to move its common stock from the over-the-counter market to a national exchange.

ID Theft Comes to Health Fairs

Chiropractor scammed insurance information, prosecutors allege.

Chiropractor is accused of identity theft at health fairs.

Justice Department Sues Prime Healthcare

The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday announced that it has filed a Medicare-fraud lawsuit against Prime Healthcare Services Inc. of Ontario, which owns two Valley hospitals — Encino Hospital Medical Center and Sherman Oaks Hospital.

Around the Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Amgen Inc. will pay $95 million to settle a class action lawsuit.

Increase in Blood Research Revives HemaCare

INVESTMENT: Turn to profit sends OTC shares up for triple-digit gains.

Share prices rise for blood cell and tissue provider.

Around the Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Semtech Corp. beat Wall Street estimates on adjusted earnings and revenue in its 2017 fiscal second quarter.

Around the Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

Moody’s Investor Service has upgraded its rating on the City of Palmdale’s lease-backed debt to A1 from A3.