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February 1, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
Biogen Inc. won U.S. approval to sell a treatment for psoriasis that lacks side effects of older drugs and could bring it $500 million in annual sales. Amevive, an injected medicine, won Food and Drug Administration clearance for patients with a form of the skin disease called moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis. The drug is expected to face competition from Amgen Inc.'s arthritis drug Enbrel, which is being studied as a psoriasis treatment.
January 19, 2011 | By Joe Flint and Meg James, Los Angeles Times
The federal government approved Comcast Corp.'s bid to take control of NBC Universal, creating a new media behemoth that puts under one roof TV networks, a Hollywood movie studio and broadband pipelines to a wide swath of the country's homes. Spending nearly a year scrutinizing the $30-billion merger, the Obama administration also drew a blueprint for the future of media, one that anticipates a world where the Internet becomes the primary source of entertainment for tens of millions of Americans.
July 27, 1986
In answer to reader Janis David's question, "Where's the cat" in Letters June 22, in reference to my article on house swapping June 8, Bubbles, our Siamese, more perceptive than her family, moved next door to our neighbors' shortly after she met the exchangers. Numerous people have inquired about this; I should have put it in my article. JUDITH SPECHT Malibu
June 27, 1986
Members of Congress may try to deny the harsh truth of the matter, but they have finally given President Reagan carte blanche to wage his dirty little war against Nicaragua. Reagan wanted the House of Representatives to approve $100 million in military aid for the contra rebels in Nicaragua so that they could continue their war against the Sandinista government there.
February 22, 2007 | Joe Mathews, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles City Council gave final approval Wednesday to an ordinance that will for the first time extend the city's "living wage" requirement of $10.64 an hour to workers at a dozen hotels on the Century Boulevard corridor near LAX -- the first time the protection has been applied to businesses that do not contract directly with the city. The ordinance was approved without debate on a 10-3 vote with council members Bernard C. Parks, Greig Smith and Dennis Zine in opposition.
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