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Laura's Law — which permits courts to order outpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness — may have its last chance Tuesday to be implemented in San Diego County.

San Diego-based Epic Sciences’ “no cell left behind” technology successfully integrated single cell isolation and downstream genetic analysis of circulating tumor cells to the platform's capabilities.

Aethlon Medical Inc. (OTCQB: AEMD), which develops targeted therapeutic devices to address infectious diseases and cancer, entered into an investigator-initiated clinical trial agreement with the University of California, Irvine.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has two ships at sea along the West Coast of California and Mexico where passengers are experiencing gastrointestinal ailments that include vomiting and diarrhea.

Arena Pharmaceuticals announced on Friday that it and Eisai have completed two trials they believe demonstrate bioequivalence of an investigational once-daily extended-release formulation of weight-loss drug lorcaserin.

Aethlon Medica, Inc., which develops targeted therapeutic devices to address infectious diseases and cancer, has submitted a Humanitarian Use Device submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to support potential market clearance of the Aethlon Hemopurifier as a treatment for Ebola virus.

Awarepoint Corp., a developer and provider of real-time location systems technology for the healthcare industry, announced on Thursday the hiring of Thomas Warlan and Bernard Lee to its management team.

Therapeutic device maker Aethlon Medical Inc. reports it will implement a 1-for-50 reverse split of its common stock, while it separately announced it has submitted an initial listing application with the Nasdaq Stock Market to have its common stock approved for listing on the exchange's Capital Market.

Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) announced on Wednesday a quarterly cash dividend for its shareholders of 48 cents per common share.

The UC San Diego’s Moores Cancer Center, already the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the region, is in a period of major expansion to improve patient care, treatment options and collaboration with industry with four projects in various stages of completion.

More patients providing medical data and supporting the sharing of it could help improve patient care in San Diego County, health care experts say.

Therapeutic antibody developer AnaptysBio Inc. announced on Monday the appointment of Dr. Gerrit Los as its vice president of pharmacology.

Spinal device maker NuVasive says chairman and CEO Alex Lukianov resigned after the board concluded he didn't follow expense reimbursement and personnel policies.

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Wednesday found that the deployment of U.S. military personnel in support of Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom was not associated with the rate of suicide.

For the third year in a row, the National Association for Female Executives on recently named San Diego's Scripps Health as one of the top 10 companies for executive women, based on its policies and practices encouraging women's advancement.

Lorraine Hutchinson, a deputy chief with the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, has played the odds in work and life and come out ahead. In a paramilitary fire-rescue department with just a handful of African-American women, she has ascended to one of its highest ranks. And while African-American women have the highest breast cancer mortality rate overall despite a lower incidence rate than white women, Hutchinson is a breast cancer survivor who has served as a spokeswoman for the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation’s San Diego affiliate.

The stock price for San Diego’s AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE: AHS) hit its highest point in eight years Tuesday, as the UBS financial services firm upgraded the company from a “neutral” to “buy” based on strong growth projections tied to the improving economy, changing demographics and reforms from the Affordable Care Act.

A subsidiary of Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) has joined with New York’s AMC Health in a collaborative effort to boost wireless connectivity and care coordination with patients who have heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma or lung disease.

Nashville-based HealthStream (Nasdaq: HSTM), a provider of workforce development and research/patient experience solutions for the health care industry has completed the acquisition of San Diego-based HealthLine Systems.

Murrieta may be known to many people as a small, inland commuter town without much influence outside Southwest Riverside County, but the city of less than 110,000 has a growing role in the international business community and as an incubator of innovation.

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