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Amgen studying genes to target pain conditions

By   /  Monday, October 16th, 2017  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

For the next year, Amgen and Boston Children’s Hospital will use genetic analysis to study pain sensitivity. The biotech giant based in Thousand Oaks will work with patients who have abnormal pain conditions, and the hospital will validate genetic markers as potential targets for new therapies, the two announced in a press release on Oct. 16. “Traditional Read More →

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Amgen settles with AbbVie over Humira biosimilar litigation

By   /  Friday, October 6th, 2017  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, right, Technology  /  No Comments

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Marian Regional Medical Center expands health care options

By   /  Friday, October 6th, 2017  /  Central Coast, Health Care, middle, Technology  /  No Comments

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Oak Therapeutics touts study results for dissolvable strips

By   /  Thursday, October 5th, 2017  /  Health Care, Latest news, Technology  /  No Comments

Oak Therapeutics, based in Oxnard, announced that it completed a study of the use of its dissolvable strips to administer an anti-tuberculosis treatment orally. A 300 milligram dose of isoniazid on the dissolvable strips given to canines entered the bloodstream at a statistically similar rate to commercial tablets, the study found. The company, a subsidiary Read More →

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Amgen lawsuit over cholesterol drug will get new trial

By   /  Thursday, October 5th, 2017  /  Health Care, Latest news, Technology  /  No Comments

An Amgen lawsuit against a competing cholesterol drug will get a new trial but sales of the drug will be allowed in the U.S. until a decision is rendered. A federal court of appeals judge threw out a ban on the sale of Praluent, manufactured by New York-based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and French biotech company Sanofi Read More →

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Mannkind stock soars over new label info for Afrezza

By   /  Monday, October 2nd, 2017  /  Earnings, Health Care, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Westlake Village biotech company Mannkind received approval to update the prescribing information for its inhalable insulin product, Afrezza, making it easier to market to customers. The new label information clarifies starting and adjusting mealtime dosages, as well as initial and peak effects, and helps the company avoid confusing language, CEO Michael Castagna said in a Read More →

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Amgen settles with AbbVie over Humira biosimilar

By   /  Thursday, September 28th, 2017  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, Latest news, Technology  /  No Comments

Thousand Oaks biopharmaceutical giant Amgen announced Sept. 28 that it had reached a settlement with Chicago-based competitor AbbVie, which had sued to block Amgen’s Humira biosimilar Amjevita. The rheumatoid arthritis and inflammation treatment received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval in September of 2016, but sales were blocked when AbbVie filed a patent infringement claim Read More →

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