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If you're concerned about corporate crime, 2012 looked like a pretty successful year for the good guys. The Thousand Oaks biotech giant Amgen paid $762 million in fines and penalties and pleaded guilty to a federal charge related to illegal marketing of...
George B. Rathmann, a far-sighted entrepreneur whose small team of talented scientists created two blockbuster drugs that helped turn his upstart Thousand Oaks firm, Amgen Inc., into the world's most successful biotech company, died Sundayat his Palo Alto...
Lakers BlogMagic Johnson maintains optimism in HIV fight...
Money & CompanyFormer Angels baseball player Doug DeCinces has agreed to pay $2.5 million in penalties and interest to settle allegations that he used inside information to make more than $1.2 million in profits trading the stock of Santa Ana-based Advanced Medical........
Blogging moms and nutritionists are criticizing a new formula for toddlers that comes in chocolate and vanilla flavors as an early start to obesity. "Is it really a good idea to get our kids hooked on all things chocolate at the same time they're...
Money & CompanyHere's your thrill-a-minit Thursday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: -- The consumer group Public Citizen is calling on federal regulators to ban the weight-loss pill Meridia because a recent study links it to an increased risk of......
As a candidate for president, Barack Obama lambasted drug companies and the influence they wielded in Washington. He even ran a television ad targeting the industry's chief lobbyist, former Louisiana congressman Billy Tauzin, and the role Tauzin played in...
Booster ShotsThe FDA has issued a new warning on the weight-loss drug sibutramine (marketed as Meridia or Reductil), cautioning patients with a history of heart disease or an elevated stroke risk that use of the drug could further boost the likelihood......
Booster ShotsThe Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it is investigating reports of adverse reactions from a combination of two HIV drugs and cautioned physicians and patients to be on the alert for such events. Both drugs, Invirase (saquinavir) and Norvir......
What science the Bush administration chooses to stifle or promote seems to be a matter of politics and economics. According to a recent story in the Washington Post, the multibillion-dollar baby formula industry pressured the Department of Health and...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFor almost 20 years, they've been painting the town red in Temecula. Atop onion fields and grazing pastures, they've built a parade of 4,000- and 5,000-square-foot houses -- palaces, many of them, with turrets and faux backyard grottoes, with six-car...
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Times Staff WritersEbocha, Nigeria — Justice Eta, 14 months old, held out his tiny thumb. An ink spot certified that he had been immunized against polio and measles, thanks to a vaccination drive supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. But polio is not the...
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