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A Hawthorne woman has been sentenced for submitting more than $7 million through her company in fraudulent claims to Medicare primarily for power wheelchair that patients did not need.
City Attorney Mike Feuer has filed a lawsuit against Gardens Regional Hospital and Medical Center Inc. for alleged patient dumping on Skid Row.
A fat-dissolving drug from Kythera Biopharmaceuticals Inc. that reduces double chins was approved by the Food and Drug Administration Wednesday.
Anthem Blue Cross on Monday showed off a $1.1 million landscaping project at its Woodland Hills offices that replaced an expansive lawn with drought-tolerant plants.
USC Keck School of Medicine said it would eliminate 92 positions across the organization.
The California Nurses Association is calling on more than 2,400 nurses to strike Providence Health and Services hospitals in Santa Monica and Torrance and at Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center next week over staffing levels and retention rates.
Fledgling life science incubator Lab Launch Inc. has signed a lease for almost 11,000 square feet in the heart of Monrovia.
The president of Anthem Blue Cross in California is leaving the insurer for a different gig in the health care industry.
Shares of biopharmaceutical company Arrowhead Research Corp. rose 1.1 percent to $8 Monday on news that the Food and Drug Administration has greenlit a new clinical study of the Pasadena firm’s most advanced drug candidate.
Medbox Climbs Medbox Inc. shares jumped 17 percent on Friday to $1.65 after the West Hollywood marijuana dispensing firm filed its first annual report and first regulatory filing since restating previous years’ financials.
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A jury awarded a Chatsworth woman $28 million on Thursday after agreeing that Kaiser Permanente’s Woodland Hills facility bungled the treatment for what turned out to be a cancerous tumor, according to the woman’s law firm.
Kite Pharma’s Shares Fall After Q4 Loss Despite detailing a year full of landmark deals in its 2014 earnings report, Santa Monica biotech firm Kite Pharma Inc.’s shares fell 7.26 percent to $57.75 on Thursday.
VCA Inc. announced Friday that its lab division, Antech Diagnostics Inc., has agreed to buy the assets of Abaxis Veterinary Reference Laboratory from medical products company Abaxis Inc. of Union City for $21 million in cash.
A federal judge on Thursday denied Amgen Inc.’s bid to stop the sale of a biosimilar form of Neupogen, the company’s infection-fighting blockbuster drug for cancer patients.