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  • Here are some of the key stories CNBC is following this hour.

  • "The idea that perhaps Medicaid programs, which are struggling to pay for those programs, that they could have potentially received rebates is disturbing to me." Mylan has been criticized for listing EpiPen with Medicaid as a generic product even though it listed it with the Food and Drug Administration as a branded product. The classification led to Mylan's...

  • WASHINGTON— To get Donald Trump's attention, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is turning to the president's favorite method of communication— Twitter. He also asked when Trump's White House will be open for public tours, because "Mrs G wants to know. Grassley spokeswoman Beth Levine says the whistleblower tweets are referring to a letter Grassley has...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 23- Endo International Plc said on Monday it has reached a proposed settlement with U.S. antitrust regulators under which it will not pay rivals to delay the introduction of generic competitors to its medications. The Federal Trade Commission had alleged Endo paid Impax Laboratories Inc to delay the introduction of a generic version of its...

  • President-elect Donald Trump officially announced Sonny Perdue as his choice for secretary of agriculture on Thursday, selecting a former Georgia governor over candidates from the Midwest states that dominate U.S. agricultural exports. He was elected to two terms as governor of Georgia, a leading producer of cotton and peanuts, serving from 2003 to 2011.

  • President-elect Donald Trump officially announced Sonny Perdue as his choice for secretary of agriculture on Thursday, selecting a former Georgia governor over candidates from the Midwest states that dominate U.S. agricultural exports. He served two terms as Georgia governor from 2003 to 2011. Georgia accounted for just 2 percent of total U.S. agriculture...

  • Mylan has come under fire for raising the price of a pair of EpiPens to $600 from $100 in 2008 and listing it with Medicaid as a generic product even though it is listed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a branded product. Companies pay smaller rebates to Medicaid for generics. Officials at the Justice Department and the Centers for Medicare and...

  • BEIJING, Nov 17- A powerful U.S. senator said he is concerned that state-owned ChemChina, which is buying Swiss crop protection and seed group Syngenta for $43 billion, could use U.S. sovereign immunity laws to shield itself from claims in U.S. courts. The acquisition by China National Chemical Corp of Syngenta, the largest global investment by a Chinese company,...

  • Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.

    Republicans won key Senate races as Democrats have only been able to flip two seats in Illinois and New Hampshire.

  • Oct 19- In the latest apparent spoof on a U.S. securities regulator's online filing system, a Chicago- area artist with a fondness for inspirational quotes claimed to have acquired about $88 billion worth of Bank of America Corp shares on Wednesday. The filing did not appear to influence the stock price of the second-largest U.S. bank, which joins companies...

  • WASHINGTON D.C./ NEW YORK, Sept 14- As the global agricultural sector races to consolidate, Bayer AG's $66 billion all-cash deal to acquire Monsanto Co will test growing political and consumer unease in the United States and abroad over the future of food production. Monsanto and Bayer "have chosen to do a deal in the year of merging dangerously," said David Balto, a...

  • By Diane Bartz and Greg Roumeliotis. WASHINGTON D.C./ NEW YORK, Sept 14- As the global agricultural sector races to consolidate, Bayer AG's $66 billion all-cash deal to acquire Monsanto Co will test growing political and consumer unease in the United States and abroad over the future of food production. Monsanto and Bayer "have chosen to do a deal in the year of...

  • "We requested a meeting with the FDA," Sigurdur Olafsson, Teva's head of global generic medicines, said in a webcast overview of the company's generics medicines business. He said Teva did not get a response, but after "the media attention in the last two weeks, the FDA has come back to us and we will have a meeting very, very quickly." Given the recent "political noise on...

  • "We requested a meeting with the FDA," Sigurdur Olafsson, Teva's head of global generic medicines, said in a webcast overview of the company's generics medicines business. He said Teva did not get a response, but after "the media attention in the last two weeks, the FDA has come back to us and we will have a meeting very, very quickly." Given the recent "political noise on...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- The chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee probing Mylan NV's EpiPen price hike on Friday said its response to his query was "incomplete," and called on the drugmaker to give more details over how much government health insurance programs pay for the allergy treatment. "It's an incomplete response and wouldn't satisfy my constituents...

  • Sen. Charles Grassley

    There needs to be more transparency in drug pricing, and Mylan still has a lot of questions to answer, Sen. Charles Grassley said Thursday.

  • A child receives treatment with an EpiPen.

    Two senior lawmakers on the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee pushed for information regarding sharp price increases for EpiPens.

  • A potential customer browses guns on display.

    Led by Civil Rights veteran Rep. John Lewis, House Democrats are trying to force a vote on gun control, NBC News reports.

  • Barack Obama and Mitch McConnell

    U.S. President Barack Obama will press Senate Republican leaders on Tuesday to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court.

  • Healthcare

    An audit said there were ineffective internal controls to ensure that $2.8 billion given insurers was accurately disbursed.