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Amgen leukemia drug cures 39 percent of treated patients, study finds

By   /  Tuesday, October 4th, 2016  /  Health Care, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Amgen leukemia drug cures 39 percent of treated patients, study finds

Amgen’s new leukemia drug cured 39 percent of pediatric patients who received treatment, the Thousand Oaks company said Oct. 3 after publishing results of a new study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Blincyto, which treats a rare form of the disease known as precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, sent 27 patients out of 70 Read More →

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FDA gives big win to Amgen in biosimilars race

By   /  Friday, September 30th, 2016  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, Latest news  /  Comments Off on FDA gives big win to Amgen in biosimilars race

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Cottage-Sansum merger proposal tests virtues of integration

By   /  Friday, September 30th, 2016  /  Health Care, middle, Nonprofits, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Cottage-Sansum merger proposal tests virtues of integration

  State and federal regulators are grappling with a deal that could reshape the region’s health care landscape. The proposed merger of Cottage Health, operator of the only hospitals in South Santa Barbara County and the Santa Ynez Valley, with Sansum Clinic, the largest physician practice in the area, raises questions about cost, quality and Read More →

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Amgen paying Arrowhead for traits to develop cardiovascular drugs

By   /  Thursday, September 29th, 2016  /  Health Care, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Amgen paying Arrowhead for traits to develop cardiovascular drugs

Amgen will license two traits from a Pasadena pharmaceutical company to develop cardiovascular drugs under a partnership announced Sept. 29. Under the agreement, Thousand Oaks-based Amgen will pay Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals $35 million up front, $21.5 million in the form of an equity investment by Amgen in Arrowhead common stock, and up to $617 million in Read More →

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Amgen announces positive results for migraine drug

By   /  Thursday, September 29th, 2016  /  Health Care, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Amgen announces positive results for migraine drug

Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen announced positive data from a phase 3 study of a new migraine drug co-developed with competitor Novartis. Amgen said in a news release that, after 12 weeks, Erenumab showed a significant reduction in monthly migraine days in patients with episodic migraines treated with Erenumab compared with a placebo. In the Read More →

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FDA approves Amgen biosimilar of AbbVie’s Humira

By   /  Friday, September 23rd, 2016  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, Latest news  /  Comments Off on FDA approves Amgen biosimilar of AbbVie’s Humira

The Food and Drug Administration approved Amgen’s Humira biosimilar Sept. 23. Amjevita, formerly known as ABP 501 and made by Thousand Oaks-biotech giant Amgen, replicates the effects of Humira, which is approved to treat nine conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, skin disorders and colon inflammation. Humira, made by Chicago-based competitor AbbVie, typically costs $20,000 per year Read More →

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Mindbody acquires app developer HealCode

By   /  Tuesday, September 6th, 2016  /  Health Care, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Mindbody acquires app developer HealCode

MindBody, a San Luis Obispo-based developer of merchant processing software for yoga and fitness studios, acquired Austin, Texas–based HealCode, which develops web and mobile apps for holistic health service companies. MindBody and HealCode worked closely together previously and about 7,500 of MindBody’s 55,000 subscribers already used HealCode widgets in MindBody software for things like client Read More →

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