Pacific Northwest Amgen said Friday that it had received a supplemental subpoena from the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington...
Amgen said Friday that it had received a supplemental subpoena from the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington seeking documents on how the company treated information about the safety and efficacy of its anemia drugs.
The subpoena follows a similar request filed last year by U.S. Attorney offices in Seattle and New York. At the time, the company didn’t disclose whether the investigation was related to its anemia products, Aranesp and Epogen.
The company’s anemia franchise has been under fire from regulators, who prompted Amgen to strengthen the products’ warning labels in the wake of increased safety concerns.
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Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based Amgen, Washington’s largest biotech employer, said in a regulatory filing that “it intends to fully cooperate with the government’s document requests.”
Eddie Bauer stock jumps
Eddie Bauer Holdings stock rose 25.2 percent Friday, after the outdoor-clothing maker reported a narrower second-quarter loss on an increase in sales.
Eddie Bauer climbed $1.31 to $6.50, the biggest gain since Jan. 10. The stock was down 18 percent this year before Friday, after falling 30 percent last year and 40 percent in 2006.
After the market closed Thursday, the company reported that its quarterly loss narrowed 99.7 percent while sales rose 2.7 percent.
Starbucks shuffles overseas managers
The management shuffle continues at Starbucks, with the Seattle company announcing Friday that Darcy Willson-Rymer is its new managing director for the United Kingdom and Ireland.
He replaces Phil Broad, who “decided to step down for personal reasons,” Starbucks said in a release.
Willson-Rymer was previously vice president of Starbucks for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Local company wins contract
Andrews Space, a Seattle company that develops space technologies, said Thursday it has won a contract valued at more than $1.5 million to develop spacecraft subsystems and demonstrate their functionality through mission simulations.
Andrews will set up a control room and mission simulation floor at its rapid prototyping laboratory south of Boeing Field.
The company, which is headquartered and has its engineering office in the International District, employs about 50 people in Seattle and 15 more in California and Alabama. Company president Jason Andrews said the new work will require some additional hires.
The contract is with Star Technologies of Great Falls, Va., and is part of an Air Force Research Laboratory effort to train operators in new space technologies.
Compiled from Seattle Times staff and Bloomberg News