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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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2009 | Patrick McGreevy
State senators acted Thursday to protect tenants when homes are lost in foreclosure, make it easier for farmworkers to unionize and make it harder for unqualified people to pass themselves off as professional personal trainers. They also approved a proposal to keep young children out of the front seats of cars. The measures passed the upper house over the objections of minority Republicans, who complain that California has become a "nanny" state, regulating too much of people's lives.
HOME & GARDEN
June 11, 2010 | By Lisa Boone, Times Staff Writer
When I signed up my 8-year-old son to play flag football recently, I encountered a startling statistic: 70% of kids quit youth sports by the time they are 14. When the Citizenship Through Sports Alliance came to this conclusion in 2005, it cited coaching and parents as the reasons. What it doesn't mention is how agonizing it can be for parents when a child says, "I don't want to do this anymore." The issue of kids quitting — music lessons, summer camp, sports — has long been tough on parents.
SPORTS
March 19, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
It is late Friday morning, and our hearts have started beating again. The dreaded words were right there in the morning paper: " Vin Scully hospitalized." It happened so close to deadline that the story could not satisfy the axioms of journalism and say what, why and how. Now we know. He fell at home and hit his head. But he is OK. The good news got out there quickly. It marks the first time we have been happy for the existence of the Internet. And then it hits us. Would any other member of the Dodgers — any other member of any sports franchise in Los Angeles — be deemed so important that a newspaper felt compelled, and correctly so, to print a man-enters-hospital story with no other details?
TRAVEL
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
TRAVEL
October 4, 1998
Good to see recognition of alternatives to San Francisco airport (Travel Insider, Sept. 13). Earning award mileage on United, and noting a good fare to the Bay Area, I found the lowest rate was to Oakland. Thus booked, I made my way to the United Shuttle gates at LAX, and found two planes to SFO both off schedule. But all was clear for my Oakland-bound flight to board, leave on time and arrive on time. At the Oakland terminal I caught a frequently running shuttle bus to the BART station, and a train to downtown San Francisco.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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