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Stuart Pfeifer

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Stuart Pfeifer is a former business reporter for the Los Angeles Times. He covered pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and healthcare. Stuart joined The Times in 2000 as a reporter for the Metro staff, covering courts, county government and law enforcement. Before his career at The Times, Stuart worked as a reporter for the Orange County Register. He is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton. He left The Times in 2015. 

 

Recent Articles

  • MannKind's man with a mission

    MannKind's man with a mission

    The gig: Hakan Edstrom, 65, is chief executive of MannKind Corp., which developed an inhaled insulin drug that could replace injections for people with diabetes. The Valencia biotech company began selling the drug, Afrezza, in February under a partnership with French pharmaceutical company Sanofi....

  • Tribune Publishing indicates interest in buying O.C. Register, Riverside Press-Enterprise

    Tribune Publishing indicates interest in buying O.C. Register, Riverside Press-Enterprise

    The opening salvo in a potential war for the Orange County Register was launched in Bankruptcy Court on Wednesday, with an attorney for the owner of the Los Angeles Times calling for an “open sale process” for the rival, struggling newspaper. The move could set up a contest for Register owner Freedom...

  • Pharmacist at center of Valeant scandal accuses drugmaker of 'massive fraud'

    Pharmacist at center of Valeant scandal accuses drugmaker of 'massive fraud'

    Before the group of East Coast investors arrived late last year, Camarillo pharmacist Russell Reitz had been promoting his modest prescription-filling business as "your local pharmacy." That abruptly changed when he agreed to sell his pharmacy, in a quiet suburban office park, to the group for...

  • Sex scandal leads to verdict against Prime Healthcare hospital

    Sex scandal leads to verdict against Prime Healthcare hospital

    Dr. Prem Reddy has frequently been criticized over his tough management, cost-cutting and reduced medical services at Prime Healthcare Services Inc., his fast-growing Ontario-based hospital chain. But this week the company owner and chief executive found himself at the center of a very different...

  • High-flying Kite could score big with new cancer treatment

    High-flying Kite could score big with new cancer treatment

    Kite Pharma, one of the hottest biotech start-ups on Wall Street, hopes to revolutionize the treatment of a common, deadly lymphatic cancer — with a novel mix of highly trained lab techs and high-speed air travel. The Santa Monica company's treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma reprograms a patient's...

  • California agency ranks Kaiser as best HMO, Anthem and Cigna as best PPOs

    California agency ranks Kaiser as best HMO, Anthem and Cigna as best PPOs

    Kaiser Permanente was the highest-rated HMO and Anthem Blue Cross and Cigna the top-rated PPOs in a new state report. The California Office of the Patient Advocate released ratings Wednesday of 10 HMOs, six PPOs and more than 200 medical groups, just as Californians prepare to choose their health...

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