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Amgen bone density drug shows positive results

By   /  Monday, October 12th, 2015  /  Health Care, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Amgen bone density drug shows positive results

Thousand Oaks-based pharmaceutical giant Amgen announced results Oct. 12 showing its bone density drug Prolia reduced the incidences of bone fractures in post-menopausal women with osteoporosis over 10 years. Prolia is designed to raise bone density in people with a history of osteoporosis. Amgen released the data during the annual conference of the American Society Read More →

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Sientra CEO sends letter to surgeons saying implants are safe

By   /  Friday, October 9th, 2015  /  Health Care, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Sientra CEO sends letter to surgeons saying implants are safe

Sientra CEO Hani Zeini sent another letter to plastic surgeons to reassure them that its products are safe. Sientra, a Goleta-based breast implant manufacturer, saw shares drop sharply over the past few months from a high of $23.75 on July 23. In recent weeks the stock fell from $20.58 on Sept. 23 to a close Read More →

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Thousand Oaks company gives paraplegics mobility

By   /  Friday, October 9th, 2015  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, Latest news, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Thousand Oaks company gives paraplegics mobility

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U.K. crackdown sinks Sientra stock price

By   /  Friday, October 2nd, 2015  /  Health Care, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on U.K. crackdown sinks Sientra stock price

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Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital finds buyer for outpatient surgery center

By   /  Monday, September 28th, 2015  /  Health Care, Latest news, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital finds buyer for outpatient surgery center

Cottage Health Systems and Sansum Clinic moved a step closer to their proposed merger as Cottage found a potential buyer for its Santa Barbara Outpatient Surgery Center, Cottage announced Sept. 28. Cottage tasked New York-based investment banking firm Cain Brothers & Co. to find a possible suitor and they came up with United Surgical Partners International, a Read More →

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European regulators have good news for Amgen on cancer drugs

By   /  Friday, September 25th, 2015  /  Health Care, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on European regulators have good news for Amgen on cancer drugs

One of the world’s most expensive cancer drugs got conditional approval from European regulators on Sept. 25. Europeans granted Thousand Oaks-based Amgen conditional approval of its rare blood cancer drug Blincyto and gave a positive evaluation of Amgen’s multiple-myeloma drug Kyprolis. Blincyto is an immunotherapy that is designed to treat a rare form of leukemia Read More →

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Stockholders sue Goleta-based Sientra after shares slide

By   /  Friday, September 25th, 2015  /  Health Care, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Stockholders sue Goleta-based Sientra after shares slide

Sientra’s shares nosedived more than 52 percent on Sept. 24 and several law firms around the country announced on Sept. 25 investigations into possible violations of federal securities laws. On Sept. 23, the Goleta-based breast implant manufacturer sold 3 million new shares in a public offering. The offering raised $66 million for the company before Read More →

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