Teva buying Auspex for $3.2 billion

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is buying San Diego-based Auspex Pharmaceuticals Inc. for about $3.2 billion in a move to strengthen its position on central nervous system condition treatments.


On the Agenda: Business groups to discuss federal budget, energy, startups

Business and professional groups have a range of activities planned this week.


Orexigen sales approved in Europe

European regulators on Thursday allowed San Diego’s Orexigen Therapeutics (Nasdaq: OREX) to start selling its anti-obesity treatment in all 28 members of the European Union.


Celladon, Novasep execute Mydicar API supply agreement


AMN stock jumps from staffing demand


Qualcomm partners on health tech


Obalon initiates US trial of weight-loss balloon


Low interest rates help health REITs


Biocept works with UCSD to find cancer markers


Lpath kidney drug missed Phase 2 goal

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Scripps Health ranks high for women execs

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.

Deputy fire chief’s career and cancer battle serve as inspiration

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.

AMN stock jumps from staffing demand

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.

Qualcomm partners on health tech

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.

Health care law paperwork costs small businesses thousands

Complying with the health care law is costing small businesses thousands of dollars that they didn't have to spend before the new regulations went into effect.

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March 30, 2015 -- San Diego’s business news has BAE Systems planning a $100 million investment to its local shipyard, and the manufacturing industry growing despite rising cost of doing business.

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Interview with ALS Association's Barbara Newhouse

March 16, 2015 -- George Chamberlin sits down with Barbara Newhouse, president and CEO of the ALS Association, to talk about the disease, current research and therapies, and fundraising efforts including the success of the ice-bucket challenge.

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