Orange County Business Journal

Vita Reed covers healthcare, including health insurance, hospitals, medical devices and drug companies for the Orange County Business Journal. She can be reached at

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FDA Clears Allergan’s Juvéderm Filler for Lips

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Allergan PLC’s Juvéderm Ultra XC for lip augmentation in adults who are at least 21 years old.

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CHOC Wins Clinical Practice Grant

Children’s Hospital of Orange County will receive $17.7 million in a four-year grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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Sabra Spends $84M for Senior Housing

Irvine-based Sabra Health Care REIT Inc. said today it bought nine senior housing facilities in Illinois, Oregon and Washington in two deals totaling $84.7 million.

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Masimo Donates Equipment to Jordan

Irvine-based Masimo Corp. said today it will donate $5 million worth of its patient monitoring devices to Jordanian hospitals to assist them in providing healthcare to more than 1 million Syrian and Iraqi refugees.

GE Healthcare Veteran Joins Medical Device Maker

Brings ‘Deep Experience’ Of Leading Big Businesses

Irvine-based device maker Endologix Inc. recently appointed Vaseem Mahboob as its new chief financial officer.

Rehab Specialist Lands Top Spot

Solid Landings No. 1 Among Largest Companies

Costa Mesa-based Solid Landings Behavioral Health Inc. is riding a wave of increased coverage prompted by healthcare reform to big revenue growth.

Griffin-American Teams Up for Buy

HEALTHCARE: In line for 70% stake in $1.1 billion deal

Irvine-based Griffin-American Health Care REIT III Inc. is getting into the senior healthcare operating business.

Chinese Buyer for Radiology Provider

Alliance HealthCare Services Inc. in Newport Beach said last week that Fujian Thai Hot Investment Co. will buy 5.5 million shares of its stock for $102.5 million and become its majority shareholder.

Allergan Licenses Rights of Erectile Dysfunction Cream

Includes $1M Upfront, $1.5M Milestone Payments

Allergan PLC, whose eye drug and Botox hubs are located in Irvine, is stepping away from an erectile dysfunction cream that’s under development.

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Radiation Provider Gets Majority Owner

Newport Beach-based Alliance HealthCare Services Inc. said today that Chinese investor Fujian Thai Hot Investment Co. will buy 5.5 million shares of its stock for $102.5 million and become its majority shareholder.

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