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  • SYDNEY, Jan 15- Australia and New Zealand Banking Group said on Friday it is investigating allegations of a company culture of sex, drugs and alcohol that are part of a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the bank by two dismissed traders. The Australian Financial Review newspaper cited court documents filed by Etienne Alexiou and Patrick O'Connor that...

  • Top cancer doctor: Do these things to live longer Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 12:42 PM ET
    Dr. David Agus

    "We have to focus on prevention because we weren't designed to go into our ninth or 10th decade," says David Agus, doctor to the late Steve Jobs.

  • Is legal pot putting Mexico out of business? Monday, 11 Jan 2016 | 3:20 PM ET

    We haven't seen it yet, but legal U.S. pot could eventually crush one of the biggest historic weed exporters, Mexico.

  • 'Sean Penn's interview helped us catch El Chapo' Sunday, 10 Jan 2016 | 12:43 AM ET
    Joaquin Guzman, the world's most wanted-drug trafficker, is escorted by Mexican security forces at a Navy hangar in Mexico City, on Friday.

    The actor's interview with Joaquin Guzman helped lead security forces to the drugs kingpin, Mexican government sources said.

  • El Chapo has been caught: Mexican President Friday, 8 Jan 2016 | 1:30 PM ET
    Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka 'el Chapo Guzman' (C), is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22, 2014 in Mexico City.

    Joaquin Guzman, a Mexican druglord better known as "El Chapo," has been captured, the Mexican president said Friday.

  • The marketing strategy could reverse decades of progress in preventing tobacco use among youth, warned the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which suggested tighter controls on e-cigarette sales to reduce minors' access. Spending on e-cigarette advertising also jumped, increasing to an estimated $115 million in 2014 from $6.4 million in...

  • The marketing strategy could reverse decades of progress in preventing tobacco use among youth, warned the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which suggested tighter controls on e-cigarette sales to reduce minors' access. The CDC's National Youth Tobacco Survey found that 68.9 percent of middle- and high-school students saw e-cigarette ads...

  • Bid to rein in painkiller prescriptions stalls Saturday, 19 Dec 2015 | 6:46 AM ET
    Prescription drugs

    A bold federal effort to curb prescribing of painkillers may be faltering amid stiff resistance.

  • A drug epidemic that's plaguing the US workplace Tuesday, 15 Dec 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Pills spilled over in bottle

    America's addiction to painkillers is taking a toll on the workplace. Is enough being done by companies to get it under control?

  • Drug price probe Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 2:54 PM ET
    Drug price probe

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports on a Senate hearing on drug pricing.

  • Infant deaths prompt changes at methadone clinic Monday, 7 Dec 2015 | 5:10 PM ET

    BRADENTON, Florida, Dec 7- Connie Shingledecker, a major with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office here, was investigating the deaths of children in Florida when she noticed a disturbing pattern. During a six-month period in 2012, four babies had died in the care of mothers with histories of drug abuse. In each case, their babies had been born dependent on drugs.

  • WILKESBORO, North Carolina, Dec 7- Procedures for protecting drug-exposed babies are haphazard in North Carolina. "There was no report or notification to the Wilkes County Department of Social Services when the newborn tested positive at birth for marijuana and opiates by the Wilkes Regional Medical Center," the report said. But when Reuters recently asked...

  • DEVILS LAKE, North Dakota, Dec 7- Two days after giving birth in the summer of 2014, Reanne Pederson left a hospital with her baby boy Avery and a prescription for 20 hydrocodone pills to treat pain. "I'll regret it forever," she said in an interview here, in her hometown of Devils Lake. But the police detective who investigated the baby's death also faults those who...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 7- When Congress adopted the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act in 2003, the intent- spelled out in the law- was to ensure protection for drug-dependent newborns, not to punish mothers battling addiction. "If you're in a state where a report is made and social services are great, they're going to help this mom and get home health care, then that's...

  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia, Dec 7- This story has a chance of ending happily. But it begins last fall in a mangy downtown apartment as Katy Yeager, seven months pregnant, stares at a syringe and the crumpled foil that holds $40 worth of heroin. Yeager, 24, had been clean since leaving jail eight months earlier.

  • "Helpless & Hooked": About the Series Monday, 7 Dec 2015 | 5:04 PM ET

    Dec 7,- Reporter Duff Wilson reviewed more than 50,000 pages of documents and interviewed more than 300 people to assess the impact of opioids on newborns. Reporters Wilson and John Shiffman interviewed mothers in seven states- including three mothers who are currently in prison- as well as doctors, nurses, social workers, drug counselors, prosecutors, defense...

  • BROOKSVILLE, Florida, Dec 7- Jennifer Lacey Frazier recently completed drug treatment and parenting classes. In December 2011, Frazier gave birth to Jacey at a hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. Records show the North Carolina hospital did precisely that.

  • LEHIGHTON, Pennsylvania, Dec 7- Brayden Cummings turned 6 weeks old the morning his mother suffocated him. High on methamphetamine, Xanax and the methadone prescribed to help her kick a heroin habit, 20- year-old Tory Schlier told police that she was "fuzzy" about what happened to her baby boy. Like more than 130,000 other children born in the United States in the...

  • Doctors fear a record level in FDA drug approvals Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Prescription drugs

    An FDA rule created to spur drug companies to develop treatments for rare diseases is being used far beyond its original scope, critics say.

  • FDA rejects Indivior's nasal spray for opioid overdose Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 12:48 PM ET

    Nov 24- Indivior Plc said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected its nasal spray for the emergency treatment of opioid overdose. Last week, the FDA approved the first-ever nasal spray formulation of the drug made by privately held Adapt Pharma Ltd.. The FDA has been speeding up its review of new formulations of nalaxone to combat rising opioid...