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Cosmetic Stimulus: Botox Coupon, One-Shot Juvéderm

Drug Maker Radient Outlines Plan to Stave Off Delisting; Avanir Gets Expanded Drug Patent

Allergan is hoping to continue spurring sales of medical cosmetics with its own stimulus package, in the Healthcare column

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Court Maintains Medtronic Heart Valves Don’t Infringe

Lemaitre Joins VC Co. to Start Medical Device Fund; Apria Cuts, Outsources Jobs in Fla.

A German appellate court recently upheld a favorable patent ruling for Edwards rival CoreValve, in the Healthcare column by Vita Reed

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Allergan Buys Graft Maker to Add to Implant Business

Beckman Closing Texas Plant; UCI Opens Medical Building; St. Joseph-Orange Seeks Chief

Beckman Coulter is closing a plant in a Houston suburb, in the Healthcare column by Vita Reed

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Spectrum Ends Work on Drug, Gets Payments on Other

Abbott Medical Projected at $1 Billion in Yearly Sales; Diagnostic Testing Rival Going Public

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals last month dropped work on a drug as another one brought in some dividends, in the Healthcare column by Vita Reed

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Novartis Expands with Alcon; Some Shareholders Balk

Grubb Healthcare Fund Buys in Minnesota; Endologix Lawsuit on Hold as Patents Evaluated

An analyst says Swiss drug maker Novartis’ move to take full ownership of Alcon is “an intriguing effort,” in the Healthcare column by Vita Reed

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Device Executives, Lawmakers Talk Taxes, Regulation

Local Maker of Projectors Buys Medical Imaging Co.; CalOptima Chief On U.S. Commission

Taxes and regulation weighed heavy at a recent field hearing of medical device makers at Edwards’ Irvine headquarters, in the Healthcare column by Vita Reed

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Clarient Buy Brings Lung Cancer Tests to Its Repertoire

Endologix Makes Move in Patent Infringement Case; Radient Outlines Goals for Subsidiary

Clarient is adding some lung cancer tests to its menu, in the Healthcare column by Vita Reed

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Survey: Employers Tweak Health Plans to Bring Down Costs

Beckman Coulter to Cut Jobs at Texas Factory; Norman Ornstein to Talk at UCI Conference

OC and Southern California employers are looking to make changes to their health benefit plans to keep costs down, in the Healthcare column by Vita Reed

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MarketWatch: Healthcare Reform Won’t Hurt Profits

Spectrum Nabs Another Development Partner; Quality Systems Promotes Execs From Within

MarketWatch says healthcare reform won’t hurt profits, in the Healthcare column by Vita Reed

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Allergan, Others Fight Tax on Botox, Cosmetic Surgery

Analyst: Masimo’s Oxygen Monitor Best in Market; Edwards Lifesciences Fund Grants $1.8M

Allergan, its competitors and cosmetic surgeons are gearing up for a battle, in the Healthcare column by Vita Reed

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Device Makers Weigh Pros, Cons of Healthcare Reform

Spectrum Reports Improved Sales of Cancer Drug; United Health Awards $600,000 in Grants

Healthcare reform remains on the brains of local industry executives, in the Healthcare column by Vita Reed

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Masimo Win Over Covidien Upheld by Appeals Court

Edwards Valve Implanted in Japan; UCI Researchers: Stem Cells Help Brain Tumor Recovery

Masimo again prevailed in court over a longtime rival, in the Healthcare column by Vita Reed

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Allergan Claims Victory in Patent Suit Over Generics

TriZetto Offering Free Medical Records to Spur Use of Health Plan Administrative Software

Allergan has won a pair of patent lawsuits over one of its eye drugs, in the Healthcare column by Vita Reed

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Santa Ana, Anaheim Among Cities With Most Uninsured

UCI Eye Regeneration Project Profiled on NPR; Irvine’s U.S. Dermatology Sees Funding Round

U.S. Dermatology has received an undisclosed round of funding, in the Healthcare column by Vita Reed

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Octane Medical Device Forum Looks at Deals, Funding

Drug Maker Peregrine Forms Research Group; Hospital Adopts Patient Simulation Training

Octane is gearing up for its annual medical device and investor forum next month in Irvine, in the Healthcare column by Vita Reed

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Incoming Biotechs Need To Spawn Others To Spur Hub

Sun Healthcare Settles Kickback Suit for Units; Avanir Sees Stock Bounce on Drug Extension

An industry watcher thinks incoming biotech companies need to spawn offshoots to create a hub, in the Healthcare column by Vita Reed

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Nationwide Health Undecided About Reform Effects

UCI Participating in Decades-Long Breast Cancer Study, Brain Study Profiled in Mental Floss

An official at Nationwide Health Properties is on the fence about the effects of healthcare reform, in the Healthcare column by Vita Reed

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Edwards Offers More on Survival Rates for New Valve

Setting It Straight: a Closer Look at CalOptima’s Mission; Allergan Strikes Promotion Pact

Edwards has released more study results for its Sapien less-invasive heart valve, in the Healthcare column by Vita Reed

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Watson, Teva Positioning for Generic Biotechnology Drugs

LifeMasters to Diversify After It Emerges From Bankruptcy; AMDL Renames, Starts Subsidiary

Some believe a few local drug makers could be among the first producers of generic biotechnology drugs, in the Healthcare column

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Visiogen Investor: Lens Maker Needed “Some Muscle”

Allergan Lobbies for Longer Biotechnology Drug Protection in Healthcare Reform Package

A Visiogen investor gives his opinion on the eye device maker, in the Healthcare column by Vita Reed

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$84M Renovation Under Way on Hoag Hospital Irvine

Health Insurance Stocks Rally on Performance; Avanir Drug Performs Well in Clinical Trials

Hoag has started work on its $84 million transformation of Irvine Regional, in the Healthcare column

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