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Amgen buys Horizon Therapeutics for $27B in cash

By   /  Monday, December 12th, 2022  /  Health Care & Life Science, Technology, Top 25 lists, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Amgen buys Horizon Therapeutics for $27B in cash

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen today announced its largest acquisition in company history, $27 billion for Horizon Therapeutics, positioning itself with a pipeline of treatments that could pay dividends over the coming decades. Amgen, one of the largest biotechnology companies in the world, beat out competition from Sanofi and Johnson and Johnson, both of whom bowed out Read More →

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Despite critics, Amgen sticks to its game plan

By   /  Monday, December 12th, 2022  /  Health Care & Life Science, Technology, Top 25 lists, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Despite critics, Amgen sticks to its game plan

Henry Dubroff

During its 42 years as a biotech company based in Thousand Oaks, Amgen has fiercely protected its independence, while rising to the top ranks of pharma companies, often by acquiring companies with drugs. The blockbuster transaction announced on Dec. 12 to acquire Horizon Therapeutics fits that growth pattern and it matches up with the company’s Read More →

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Chumash join fight against food insecurity in SB

By   /  Sunday, December 11th, 2022  /  Health Care & Life Science, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Chumash join fight against food insecurity in SB

By Madeleine Benn Staff Writer  Food insecurity is a great source of stress for nearly one in four members of the Santa Barbara County community. It is only exacerbated during the holiday season.  On Dec. 6, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians donated both time and money to the Santa Barbara Foodbank’s Santa Maria Read More →

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Briefcase: Healthwatch

By   /  Friday, December 9th, 2022  /  Columns, Health Care & Life Science  /  Comments Off on Briefcase: Healthwatch

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Amgen eyeing $20 billion acquisition

By   /  Friday, December 9th, 2022  /  Health Care & Life Science, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Amgen eyeing $20 billion acquisition

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Infection straining region’s health care system

By   /  Thursday, December 1st, 2022  /  Health Care & Life Science, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Infection straining region’s health care system

By Madeleine Benn Staff Writer Central Coast hospitals and health care facilities are straining to care for patients suffering from RSV, a contagious, potentially serious, non-COVID-19 illness that could combine with COVID and other infectious diseases to result in a multi-epidemic in the region during the winter months, say local public health officials, health care Read More →

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<strong>Amgen defies the bear market</strong>

By   /  Saturday, November 19th, 2022  /  Health Care & Life Science, Technology  /  Comments Off on <strong>Amgen defies the bear market</strong>

Thousand Oaks biotech giant posts solid results By Jorge Mercado Senior Staff Writer Thousand Oaks-based Amgen’s shares have soared to record highs, even as competitors’ stocks have been hammered by the bull market. Amgen, one of the world’s largest biotechnology companies, has been up about 25% year to date, compared to a loss of 29% Read More →