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 reed@ocbj.com.

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FDA Clears AcuFocus Inlay

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Irvine-based AcuFocus Inc.’s Kamra corneal inlay for treating presbyopia.

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UC Irvine Health Opens Tustin Specialty Center

The healthcare enterprise of the University of California-Irvine said today that it opened a new specialty healthcare center in Tustin.

Medtronic Valve Gets FDA OK for Use in Procedure

Product For Patients With High, Extreme Risks

Medtronic CoreValve, a less-invasive heart valve that has Orange County roots, recently received the green light from the Food and Drug Administration for use in what’s known as “valve-in-valve” procedures for treating people whose surgical aortic valves have failed.

Quality Systems Buys Into Big Data

Irvine-based healthcare software maker Quality Systems Inc. continued its diversification effort with the recent acquisition of a “big data” specialist.

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UC Irvine Health Opens Tustin Specialty Center

The healthcare enterprise of the University of California-Irvine said today that it opened a new specialty healthcare center in Tustin.

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Allergan Laying Off 577 in Irvine

Allergan Inc., now a business unit of drugmaker Actavis PLC, will lay off 577 workers in Irvine, according to a state filing.

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Allergan Laying Off 577 in Irvine

Allergan Inc., now a business unit of drugmaker Actavis PLC, will lay off 577 workers in Irvine, according to a state filing.

CareTrust REIT Adds Nursing Home

San Clemente-based CareTrust REIT Inc. bought a nursing home in Washington state for $9.1 million.

ReShape Gets Pass on FDA Panel for Obesity Device

HEALTHCARE: Could get final approval for market in June

A San Clemente-based medical device maker cleared a big regulatory hurdle and landed on a faster track to commercialization.

Griffin-American Inks $353M Worth of Deals in Q1

Adds 18 Properties Spread Over 11 States

Irvine-based real estate investor Griffin-American Healthcare REIT had a busy first quarter, with $353.7 million worth of acquisitions encompassing 18 healthcare properties in 11 states.

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