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Amgen profit tops analysts’ estimates on drug sales, tax credit

By   /  Friday, January 30th, 2015  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, Latest news, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Amgen profit tops analysts’ estimates on drug sales, tax credit

Amgen, the nation’s biggest biotech company, reported fourth-quarter profits that beat analysts’ estimates, aided by a tax benefit and higher-than-estimated sales of arthritis drug Enbrel.

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E-records mandated by ACA spur growth in IT

By   /  Friday, January 30th, 2015  /  Health Care, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on E-records mandated by ACA spur growth in IT

Health care providers have been scrambling to migrate from paper to electronic records, also known as EHRs, to avoid getting slapped with reimbursement penalties from Medicare and Medicaid.

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Health-care giants tangle over emergency room billing

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  Health Care, Latest news, Law, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Health-care giants tangle over emergency room billing

In its suit, filed Nov. 12, Sierra Vista Hospital says that Oakland-based Kaiser Foundation Health Plan owes it thousands of dollars for treating patients who showed up at its emergency room and were treated.

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Spinal fusion kit is latest innovation from ECA Medical

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2014  /  Health Care, Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Spinal fusion kit is latest innovation from ECA Medical

ECA Medical Instruments, a designer and manufacturer of single-procedure torque-limiting surgical kits and other medical devices, is producing the world’s first single-procedure spinal fusion kit.

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Getting a grip on diabetes: Aptitude device gets fast track status for clinical trials

By   /  Friday, October 24th, 2014  /  Health Care, Latest news, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Getting a grip on diabetes: Aptitude device gets fast track status for clinical trials

Aptitude creates a special type of molecule called an aptamer, which it is using to develop a first-of-its-kind hand-held device that measures insulin concentrations in real-time and can diagnose pre-diabetes. The government’s interest in furthering such research is unsurprising as diabetes affects more than 9 percent of Americans.

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Ventura County’s Ebola response detailed at health summit

By   /  Monday, October 20th, 2014  /  Health Care, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Ventura County’s Ebola response detailed at health summit

Area hospitals are getting nearly daily updates from the Centers for Disease Control as efforts to contain the Ebola virus in the United States kick into high gear.

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Genisyss offers your DNA, on a drive

By   /  Friday, September 26th, 2014  /  Health Care, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Genisyss offers your DNA, on a drive

In the digital age, it can feel like you can fit your whole existence — photos and videos of loved ones, writings, important financial documents — onto a small USB thumb drive.

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