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  • Rite Aid quarterly same-store sales rise 4.5 pct Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    April 8- Drugstore chain operator Rite Aid Corp's quarterly revenue rose 3.8 percent, helped by strong prescription sales that drove better-than-expected same-store sales growth. Rite Aid's shares rose 2.9 percent to $8.95 in premarket trading on Wednesday. The latest quarter included an income tax benefit of $1.72 billion, or $1.67 per share, Rite Aid said.

  • FRANKFURT, March 27- Nine months after Apple and IBM began working together on building mobile apps for businesses, some of the first fruits are about to appear at UK pharmacy chain Boots, which has begun equipping store employees with iPads to serve shoppers in the aisles. Companies across dozens of different industries are now eyeing how these mobile business...

  • One iconic singer has high hopes for a pot brand Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 8:43 AM ET
    Willie Nelson performs at the MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year gala honoring Bob Dylan in Los Angeles, Feb. 6, 2015.

    Music icon Willie Nelson is going into the weed business, according to a pot activist.

  • Orexigen CEO: Excited about obesity drug progress Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 2:22 PM ET
    Orexigen CEO: Excited about obesity drug progress

    Mike Narachi, Orexigen CEO, speaks with CNBC's Meg Tirrell about its obesity drug and program.

  • Biogen Idec beefs up pain pipeline Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 3:16 PM ET
    Biogen Idec beefs up pain pipeline

    Dr. George Scangos, Biogen Idec CEO, discusses new therapies in multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and pain.

  • America going to pot Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 10:48 AM ET
    America's going to pot

    CNBC's Jane Wells shares her top three predictions for the pot industry this year, including changing bank regulations and the beginning of voters' remorse where it's legal.

  • Walgreen profit rises 16% on record prescriptions Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 9:23 AM ET
    A Walgreens store is shown in Homestead, Fla.

    U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen reported a 16 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by a record number of prescriptions filled.

  • Lottery ticket sector of 2015 Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 12:46 PM ET
    Lottery ticket sector of 2015

    Mark Fisher, MBF Clearing Corp. chairman, shares his favorite stock in the biotech space.

  • Cramer's view of AbbVie-Express Scripts deal Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 8:52 AM ET
    Cramer's view of AbbVie-Express Scripts deal

    Don't start your trading day without finding out what CNBC's Jim Cramer is watching ahead of the opening bell.

  • Express Scripts' significant discount on hep C drug Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 8:50 AM ET
    Hepatitis C virus

    Express Scripts Medical Chief Steve Miller, provides insight to his company's deal with AbbVie. The two companies have come to a deal which gives Express Scripts a significant discount on the hepatitis C drug.

  • Express Scripts gets deal for AbbVie's hepatitis C drug

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell provides insight to a newly approved hepatitis C drug from AbbVie, which Express Scripts made an exclusive deal for a significant discount on the drug.

  • Intercept CEO: NASH epidemic of liver disease Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 3:16 PM ET
    Intercept CEO: NASH epidemic of liver disease

    Intercept Pharmaceuticals CEO Mark Pruzanski, provides insight to his company's efforts to tackle NASH, or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, saying over 10 percent of the U.S. population is thought to have NASH. Pruzanski also weighs in on being a public company.

  • Lots of risk in biotech: Pro Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 2:22 PM ET
    Lots of risk in biotech: Pro

    Discussing warning signs from Dendreon, and other worrisome companies, with Les Funtleyder, E Square Asset Management.

  • Dendreon declares bankruptcy Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 2:18 PM ET
    Dendreon declares bankruptcy

    Joseph Pantginis, Roth Capital, has been negative on Dendreon for a long time, ahead of the drugmaker's bankruptcy protection filing.

  • Supermarket sweep: What could lift Kroger shares Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 12:37 PM ET
    A shopper outside a Kroger supermarket in Peoria, Illinois.

    Kroger has delivered 43 straight quarters of rising sales at stores open at least a year.

  • Drugmakers want indemnity Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:38 PM ET
    Drugmakers want indemnity

    Drug companies may be looking for legal protection amid a massive demand for Ebola vaccines, reports CNBC's Meg Tirrell.

  • Former Walgreen CFO sues company for defamation Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 7:59 AM ET

    Walgreen's former CFO sued the drugstore operator, alleging executives defamed him in news reports that blamed him for errors in its forecast.

  • GW Pharma: Focused on epilepsy Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 5:22 PM ET
    GW Pharma: Focused on epilepsy

    GW Pharma shares are down sharply after a study of its treatment for ulcerative colitis missed its primary endpoint in a mid-stage trial. GW Pharmaceuticals CEO Justin Gover, says the company's main focus is on its product for epilepsy.

  • Cannabis Expo: Pet food & more Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 8:57 AM ET
    Cannabis Expo: Pet food & more

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports from the East Coast Cannabis Business Expo, on one pot entrepreneur taking CBD, which is an extract of the hemp plant, and putting it in pet food.

  • Weed, Inc.: The business of legal marijuana Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Weed, Inc.: The business of legal marijuana

    Medical marijuana, which is legal in 23 states and Washington, D.C., and recreational marijuana -- legal in Colorado and Washington State -- bring dispensaries and states healthy revenues, via taxes and fees. Watch a 90-second overview of the business of legal marijuana by the numbers.