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Allergan to shutter Goleta facility, cut 300 jobs

By   /  Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014  /  Earnings, Health Care, Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Allergan will close its Goleta facility and eliminate about 300 positions there as part of a broader cost tightening effort as the Irvine company fends off a hostile takeover attempt. Allergan makes Botox and other cosmetic drugs and devices. The company became a major South Coast employer in 2005 when it bought breast implant maker […]

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Ventura County to get $4.1M Health Care Innovation Award

By   /  Thursday, July 10th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

The Ventura County Health Care Agency is slated to receive $4.1 million in federal funding to study treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, one of the most common lung conditions in the U.S.

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Home care job growth fuels wage debate

By   /  Friday, July 4th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Health Care, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

The rise of home care in a region that is one of the most expensive areas to live in the country has thrust the future of the occupation into the middle of high-profile battles over government spending, the cost of care, wage standards and the future of unions.

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Sansum Diabetes center announces name change, focus on local care

By   /  Friday, June 27th, 2014  /  Health Care, Nonprofits, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

The Santa Barbara-based organization is now named the William Sansum Diabetes Center, after its founder.

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Inogen gets FDA approval for at-home oxygen device

By   /  Tuesday, June 24th, 2014  /  Health Care, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

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Goleta-based Inogen said it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to sell a stationary oxygen concentrator.

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Amgen to cut 70 jobs

By   /  Thursday, June 5th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  2 Comments

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen plans to lay off 70 people, primarily in its information systems department at its headquarters.

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InTouch says court decision strengthens its patent portfolio

By   /  Friday, May 30th, 2014  /  Health Care, Law, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off

A federal appeals court has handed down a mixed result in the legal battle InTouch Health waged against a lower-priced competitor, finding that the Goleta company’s patents were valid but had not been infringed.

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