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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Allergan Acquires Dermal Filler Candidate

Irvine-based Allergan Inc. acquired a dermal filler candidate from Menlo Park-based incubator TauTona Group.

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Allergan Acquires Dermal Filler Candidate

Irvine-based Allergan Inc. said today that it acquired a dermal filler candidate from Menlo Park-based incubator TauTona Group.

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California Stem Cell to Be Bought by NeoStem

Irvine-based California Stem Cell Inc. said today that it was being acquired by NeoStem Inc. in a stock and cash deal that potentially could be worth $124 million.

Questcor Expected to Stay After $5.6B Sale

HEALTHCARE: Anaheim company to continue operations as own unit

It appears that the local operations of Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. would remain intact in the wake of Mallinckrodt PLC’s $5.6 billion proposed buyout of the Anaheim-based drug maker—the largest deal so far in what’s shaping up to be a busy year for mergers and acquisitions involving Orange County-based companies.

Edwards Gets European Clearance for Heart Valve

Says More Can Get Less Invasive Procedure Now

Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp.’s run of good news continued this month.

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Hoag Extends Obligation on Women’s Health Services

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has entered into a voluntary agreement with state Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office to extend its obligation to provide women’s health services.

Pyott’s Place: Not Big Pharma

CEO: Cash-Pay Lines, Less Bureaucracy Set Allergan Apart

Call Allergan Inc. the biggest publicly traded company in Orange County. Just don’t call it “Big Pharma.”

Regulators Accept Avanir’s New-Drug Application

AVP-825 Drug-Device Combo to Treat Migraines

Aliso Viejo-based Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc. wrapped up last month in a busy fashion.

Edwards Gets Taste of Better Days on Comparison Trial

HEALTHCARE: Shares up 13% this year after rugged 2013

Investors are once again taking a shine to Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. after a tough 2013.

Biolase Shareholder in Mood for Fight

HEALTHCARE: East Coast investor nominates 4 to board

Irvine-based medical device maker Biolase Inc. is facing the prospect of a proxy fight with its largest shareholder.

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