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Cottage/Sansum merger could drive up cost of care

By   /  Friday, September 2nd, 2016  /  Health Care, Top Stories, Top Story  /  1 Comment

Cottage Hospital wants to merge with Sansum Clinic. Regulators are studying the proposal. (Nik Blaskovich)

  It was around 3 a.m. when Emily awoke in a cold sweat. She was short of breath as her fever reached 103 degrees in the midst of an asthma attack. Emily, whose real name has been changed to protect her identity, drove to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital where she underwent a series of tests. Read More →

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FDA approves Amgen’s Blincyto

By   /  Thursday, September 1st, 2016  /  Health Care, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on FDA approves Amgen’s Blincyto

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Amgen’s drug Blincyto for treating pediatric leukemia patients Sept. 1. In Dec. 2014, the FDA approved Blincyto to treat patients with precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which is a rare form of the disease. On Sept. 1, the agency extended Blincyto’s approval to include pediatric patients with another Read More →

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FDA approves biosimilar of Amgen’s Enbrel

By   /  Tuesday, August 30th, 2016  /  Health Care, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on FDA approves biosimilar of Amgen’s Enbrel

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration formally approved a competing biosimilar of Amgen’s top-selling drug Enbrel on Aug. 30. Made by Switzerland-based Novartis, Erelzi mimics the effects of Enbrel. Enbrel, which was first approved in 1998, is approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions by decreasing the amount of a protein produced by the Read More →

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Amgen reports positive results for Prolia

By   /  Monday, August 29th, 2016  /  Health Care, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Amgen reports positive results for Prolia

Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen announced positive results from patients receiving Prolia to treat inflammation Aug. 29. In the study, Prolia, normally used to treat osteoporosis, hypercalcemia and bone cancer, was used to treat inflammation. The two-year study enrolled 795 patients to evaluate the safety of two 60 milligram doses of Prolia given under the Read More →

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Santa Barbara clinic tackles opioid abuse epidemic

By   /  Friday, August 26th, 2016  /  Health Care, right, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara clinic tackles opioid abuse epidemic

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Amgen alumni start their own biotech companies

By   /  Friday, August 19th, 2016  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, Top Stories, Top Story, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Amgen alumni start their own biotech companies

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SaniSure relocating from Oxnard to Camarillo

By   /  Monday, August 15th, 2016  /  Health Care, Latest news, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on SaniSure relocating from Oxnard to Camarillo

Medical device manufacturer SaniSure leased 32,000 square feet of industrial and office space at 1230 Calle Suerte in Camarillo. SaniSure is relocating its Oxnard operations to the NEFF Headwear property in Camarillo, CBRE said. “This building is a perfect fit for a company like SaniSure,” CBRE’s Jim Meaney said in a news release. “Ventura County Read More →

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