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Amgen Inc. is a biotechnology company that develops medicines used in the treatment of cancer, kidney disease, arthritis, bone disease and other serious illnesses. The Thousand Oaks company's top-selling products include arthritis medication Enbrel,...
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers is seeking to repeal a Medicare-pricing provision in the recent "fiscal cliff" deal that benefits biotech giant Amgen Inc. U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) filed legislation this week to eliminate the exemption for a...
Biotech giant Amgen Inc. pleaded guilty to a federal misdemeanor of misbranding its anemia drug Aranesp and has agreed to pay $762 million in fines and penalties. The Thousand Oaks company said it had reached a preliminary settlement of federal criminal...
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...
Nation NowNewly surfaced report shows Canadian government was told of deadly salmon virus nearly a decade ago, but did not act on the findings...
The Fabulous ForumThe California State Athletic Commissionâs decision Thursday to cut Chael Sonnenâs one-year suspension in half for banned-substance use will have an immediate effect on the polarizing UFC middleweightâs career, but the case itself will probably have...
Eugene Goldwasser, the biochemist who isolated and purified the anti- anemia protein erythropoietin — arguably the most important biological drug since insulin — died Friday at his home in Chicago of kidney failure associated with prostate...
L.A. NOWThe Los Angeles County coronerâs office briefly examined whether toxic mold played a role in the deaths of Brittany Murphy and her husband, Simon Monjack, but officials say it was quickly eliminated as a potential cause. Although mold was discussed........
Booster ShotsActing on growing safety concerns, the FDA on Tuesday ordered strict new procedures on the prescribing and dispensing of medication that treats anemia in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. The new strictures ordered by the FDA affect a class of...
Something stinks about reproductive medicine in Southern California, and it doesn't involve eight dirty diapers. Recently, the Los Angeles-based Fertility Institutes announced that it would soon be offering patients at its clinics the chance to choose...
Special to The TimesDoctors couldn't explain why the medicine they were giving Tim Fagan wasn't working. The 16-year-old boy had been rushed to New York University Medical Center for an emergency liver transplant last February. Fagan was given daily injections of a drug...
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The Sacramento BeeOAKLAND, Calif. Not often does the professional baseball player catching the ceremonial first pitch before a game say he anticipates that pitch coming in at "terminal velocity." Not often is that pitch being "thrown" from 1,800 miles away. Both...
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