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Local pharmas vie to treat movement disorder

San Diego’s Neurocrine Biosciences (Nasdaq: NBIX) on Thursday announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has designated its proposed treatment for tardive dyskinesia as a breakthrough therapy, which should help expedite it through the regulatory review process.

BIOTECH

Vical misses earnings estimates, beats on revenues

Vical Inc. (NasdaqGS: VICL) announced Thursday morning it lost $4.4 million per share in the third quarter, or 5 cents per share, which is 1 cent below what Wall Street analysts were projecting, but less than half the $9.9 million it lost in the same period in 2013.

GENERAL

Health changes spur mergers, alliances

Under pressure from the Affordable Care Act, hospitals and insurers have embarked on a wave of mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances designed to help them remain more competitive, according to local health care industry leaders who participated in a roundtable discussion earlier this month at The Daily Transcript.

GENERAL

Cramer reiterates support for Isis Pharma stock

BIOTECH

Receptos on billionaires list

BIOTECH

Cytori receives FDA approval to resume Athena trial enrollment

MANAGEMENT

ATyr announces new VP of research

TECHNOLOGY

FDA approves Avacen Medical device with game mode

FINANCE

Aptose Biosciences to start trading on Nasdaq

MEDICAL

New ResMed platform coaches patients on sleep patterns

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Editor's Choice: Top Commercial Sales

This list was compiled from properties featured from Jan. 1, 2014 to Sept. 30, 2014 in “Deal of the Week,” a weekly column by Daily Transcript Real Estate Editor Richard Spaulding. Transactions are listed by property type.

Bayer raises forecast on new drugs, addition of Merck unit

Bayer AG raised its revenue and profit forecasts, citing growing sales of new medicines, the addition of Merck & Co.’s consumer-health business and the weakness of the euro.

Health changes spur mergers, alliances

Under pressure from the Affordable Care Act, hospitals and insurers have embarked on a wave of mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances designed to help them remain more competitive, according to local health care industry leaders who participated in a roundtable discussion earlier this month at The Daily Transcript.

Obamacare’s success has small business dropping health coverage

U.S. small businesses are dropping health insurance for their workers, as Obamacare lets them send employees to new marketplaces where they can often get subsidies from the government to buy coverage.

Travelers to U.S. From Ebola Countries to Face 21-Day Watch

Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Health authorities will monitor people traveling into the U.S. from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea for Ebola for 21 days, as the outbreak of the deadly virus remains “persistent and widespread” in the West African countries.

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In The News

Oct. 29, 2014, 5:00 P.M. -- In local news, the James Irvine Foundation donated $1 million to upgrade Balboa Park’s wireless network and technology, and SPAWAR executives are working to balance a great need for cybersecurity funding with a declining budget.

Health Videos

ALS Association's Steve Becvar on the Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug. 18, 2014 -- George Chamberlin speaks with Steve Becvar, executive director of the ALS Association Greater San Diego Chapter, about the Ice Bucket Challenge, the sixth annual ALS Golf Classic on Aug. 29 and other efforts to raise funds and awareness for fighting cure Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Special Reports

Inside Biotech - 2014

Learn about innovations and trends in San Diego’s thriving biotech and life science industries.

Diabetes Awareness

In recognition of National Diabetes Awareness, The Daily Transcript looks at how local companies are finding ways to combat diabetes.

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The Daily Transcript honors Heart Health Month by offering news and information related to preventing cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

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Dick Crowley, Senior VP of Kitchell discusses the Largest Construction Project in San Diego County.

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