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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Aerie Rises on Latest Signs of Progress for 2 Drugs

Irvine-based Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc. has been ramping up its activity in recent weeks.

By Vita Reed September 26, 2016 midnight share »

Medical Marijuana Drug Industry Takes Root in OC

Orange County, which is known for its concentrations of medical device makers and drugmakers, is quietly building a medical cannabis industry.

By Vita Reed September 12, 2016 midnight share »

Masimo Takes Another Step Into Regional Oximetry

Masimo Corp. in Irvine got CE marking for its O3 regional oximetry sensor in some pediatric settings, which allows it to be sold throughout Europe and other countries.

By Vita Reed August 15, 2016 midnight share »

Dental Care Plans’ Growth Stagnates Following Spike

Membership at managed dental healthcare plans operating in Orange County slightly declined over the year ended last month after a surge in 2015.

By Vita Reed August 8, 2016 midnight share »

HMO Membership Flat in OC, PPOs Post 12% Rise

Orange County’s top eight health maintenance organizations grew slowly during the 12 months through July.

By Vita Reed August 8, 2016 midnight share »

MemorialCare-Boeing Contract May Be First of Trend

Fountain Valley-based MemorialCare Health System is the first local participant in an early movement by big employers to rein in healthcare prices.

By Vita Reed August 8, 2016 midnight share »

Mazzo-Mussallem Talk to Headline Device Forum

Companies seeking funding and potential investors will link up just over two months from now at an annual Orange County medical device industry forum.

By Vita Reed August 8, 2016 midnight share »
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Pyott, Kiani in $13M Investment

David Pyott and Joe Kiani were part of a $13M Series A funding round for Bioniz Therapeutics Inc. in Irvine and both joined its board, with Pyott being named chairman.

By Vita Reed August 2, 2016 8:21 a.m. share »
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Pyott, Kiani Join Biopharma Company Board

Irvine-based Bioniz Therapeutics Inc. said today that it appointed David Pyott, former Chief Executive of Allergan Inc. [now Allergan PLC] as board chairman.

By Vita Reed August 1, 2016 5:05 p.m. share »

Former Lakewood Regional Chief New Hospitals’ Head

A pair of Orange County hospitals has a new chief executive.

By Vita Reed August 1, 2016 midnight share »

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