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FDA to review Amgen’s new kidney disease dug

By   /  Friday, November 6th, 2015  /  Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news  /  Comments Off on FDA to review Amgen’s new kidney disease dug

Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen announced on Nov. 6 that the Food and Drug Administration will review a new treatment for patients with chronic kidney disease. The new drug, Etelcalcetide, works by suppressing the secretion of a parathyroid hormone. The drug is administered intravenously three times per week at the end of a dialysis session. Read More →

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Amgen’s third quarter earnings beat Wall Street expectations

By   /  Wednesday, October 28th, 2015  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Amgen’s third quarter earnings beat Wall Street expectations

Thousand Oaks biotech giant Amgen blew Wall Street away when it released third quarter earnings on Oct. 28. Amgen beat analyst revenue estimates by posting revenues of $5.72 billion, compared to the $5.23 billion analysts expected. That’s up from about $5 billion during last year’s third quarter. Net income increased to $1.86 billion during the Read More →

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FDA OKs Amgen skin cancer drug Imlygic

By   /  Tuesday, October 27th, 2015  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on FDA OKs Amgen skin cancer drug Imlygic

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Oct. 27 approved Amgen’s cancer immunotherapy drug Imlygic for use in patients with the most deadly types of skin cancer. Imlygic, which is the first immunotherapy like this to gain approval for use in the U.S., is a genetically modified herpes virus that is designed to replicate itself Read More →

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Chinese have yuan for Conejo Valley

By   /  Friday, October 23rd, 2015  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Real Estate, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Chinese have yuan for Conejo Valley

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2016 Tour of California to include Thousand Oaks, Santa Barbara, Morro Bay

By   /  Thursday, October 22nd, 2015  /  Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on 2016 Tour of California to include Thousand Oaks, Santa Barbara, Morro Bay

Thousand Oaks, Santa Barbara and Morro Bay will be part of the 2016 Tour of California professional bicycle race. Organizers announced the route at a news conference Oct. 22 in San Diego. The 2016 race will run 800 miles from San Diego to Sacramento from May 15 to May 22. This year will also be Read More →

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Amgen bone density drug shows positive results

By   /  Monday, October 12th, 2015  /  Central Coast Health Watch, 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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Ventura County lags in charitable giving compared to neighboring counties

By   /  Friday, October 2nd, 2015  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Ventura County lags in charitable giving compared to neighboring counties

Ventura County ranks far below neighboring counties and the state in per capita nonprofit revenue, according to a 2015 state of the region report by the Ventura County Civic Alliance. In 2014, Ventura County nonprofits raised $2,153 per capita compared to $5,356 in Los Angeles County, $5,366 in the state and $6,074 in Santa Barbara Read More →

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