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Tri-county legislators have bills pending

By   /  Friday, July 12th, 2019  /  Biotech, Columns, Education, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Tri-county legislators have bills pending

Health care, veteran’s services, education, oil, the environment and natural disaster recovery are at the top of the legislative agenda for tri-county representatives. With the California legislature headed to summer recess on July 12 and Congress apparently headed for a break in August, relatively few bills have been signed into law. But many are still Read More →

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Amgen agrees to pay $24.8 million to settle kickback claims

By   /  Friday, April 26th, 2019  /  Biotech, East Ventura County, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Amgen agrees to pay $24.8 million to settle kickback claims

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Dubroff: Great retail guessing game puts a Macy’s store in the spotlight

By   /  Friday, August 19th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Great retail guessing game puts a Macy’s store in the spotlight

It seems crazy to write about Christmas in August. But as the shopping season starts earlier and earlier, there’s more and more trouble brewing for retailers. News that Macy’s is closing another 100 stores — after announcing 36 exits earlier this year — got raves from Wall Street as the nation’s flagship chain battles online Read More →

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Templeton psychiatric, memory care facility OK’d

By   /  Friday, April 8th, 2016  /  Central Coast Health Watch, middle  /  Comments Off on Templeton psychiatric, memory care facility OK’d

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Costly eye drug drives up region’s Medicare bills

By   /  Friday, May 9th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Features, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Costly eye drug drives up region’s Medicare bills

A Santa Barbara eye doctor and a drug that costs $2,000 per dose are at the center of the debate over how to control the spiraling cost of Medicare.

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The eyes have it when it comes to Medicare payouts

By   /  Monday, April 21st, 2014  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on The eyes have it when it comes to Medicare payouts

Of the 3,286 individual doctors in the Tri-Counties who billed Medicare for reimbursements in 2012, fewer than 1 percent received more than $1 million from the federal program.

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Inogen shares stumble after $70.5M initial public offering

By   /  Friday, February 21st, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Central Coast Health Watch, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  2 Comments

Shares of Goleta-based Inogen settled into the low $15 range as the Business Times went to press Feb. 19 after the company raised $70.5 million in an initial public offering that priced at $16, the low end of its expected range. In addition to selling shares, the company changed some of the disclosures it made to investors, pointing out its steep reliance on government and private insurance programs for 41 percent of its total revenue in 2012.

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