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  • GW Pharma CEO: Our most important clinical event

    GW Pharmaceuticals' CEO Justin Gover says this successful clinical trial for new drug Epidiolex is not only good for the company but also for cannabinoids in modern medicine. CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports.

  • *Hundreds of drug combos in India lack central govt approval. NEW DELHI, March 12- India has banned the manufacture and sale of more than 300 combination medicines, including two widely used cough syrups, being sold without government approval, a senior health ministry official said on Saturday. The move is aimed at curbing the misuse of such medicines in India,...

  • Maria Sharapova fails drug test

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reporting that tennis star Maria Sharapova announced that she has failed a drug test due to a medicine she was taking.

  • NEW YORK, March 3- Endo International Plc agreed to stop marketing its Opana ER painkiller pill as crush-resistant, and stop downplaying the risks of addiction associated with the narcotic, under a settlement with New York state announced on Thursday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has characterized opioid overdoses as an epidemic.

  • NEW YORK, March 3- The ranking Democrat on the U.S. Senate subcommittee on children and families wants a congressional watchdog agency to investigate whether states are complying with a federal law meant to protect newborns in drug withdrawal and help their families. Government Accountability Office, Senator Robert Casey of Pennsylvania asked that the...

  • NEW YORK, March 3- Endo International Plc agreed to stop marketing its Opana ER painkiller pill as crush-resistant, and stop downplaying the risks of addiction associated with the narcotic, under a settlement with New York state announced on Thursday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has characterized opioid overdoses as an epidemic.

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    A lawsuit filed by a Florida company against a billion-dollar drug firm strikes at the heart of the nationwide painkiller epidemic.

  • SAO PAULO, March 2- A senior Facebook Inc executive was released after nearly 24 hours in a Brazilian jail due to a disputed court order demanding data from the company's WhatsApp messaging service for a confidential drug-trafficking investigation. An appeals court judge handling the case in Sergipe state overturned a lower court decision to arrest Diego...

  • High prices for cancer medicines aren't the only reason they cost insurers and patients so much.

  • SAO PAULO, March 2- A senior Facebook Inc executive arrested in Brazil is likely to be released after spending nearly 24 hours in jail due to a dispute over a court order demanding data from the company's WhatsApp messaging service in a drug-trafficking investigation. A press representative for the court in Sergipe state that is handling the case said Diego...

  • SAO PAULO, March 2- The senior Facebook Inc executive arrested in Brazil should be released on Wednesday after spending nearly 24 hours in jail due to a dispute over a court order demanding data from the company's WhatsApp messaging service in a drug-trafficking investigation.

  • SAO PAULO, March 1- Brazilian police arrested a senior Facebook Inc executive on Tuesday as a dispute escalated over a court's demand that the company provide data from its WhatsApp messaging service to help in a secretive drug-trafficking investigation. Court officials in Sergipe state confirmed that a judge had ordered the jailing of Facebook Vice...

  • SAO PAULO, March 1- Federal police in Brazil apprehended the vice president of Facebook Inc for Latin America on Tuesday after the company failed to cooperate with judicial orders in an investigation of drug trafficking in Sergipe state. In December, a judge suspended Facebook's popular WhatsApp phone-messaging service in Brazil for about 12 hours after it...

  • Health care costs

    The average cost for a year's supply of a prescription drug doubled in just seven years to more than $11,000.

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    A former sales rep for Insys Pharmaceuticals, which is under investigation in multiple US states, has pleaded guilty to federal charges of fraud.

  • A vendor weighs buds for card-carrying medical marijuana patients attending Los Angeles' first-ever cannabis farmer's market at the West Coast Collective medical marijuana dispensary.

    These are the states with the leading programs based on quality controls, patient safety and civil protections, according to ASA Foundation.

  • Drug addiction is becoming a key issue in the upcoming election.

    For the first time since 2008, New Hampshire residents head to the polls seeing a bigger problem for their state than jobs and the economy.

  • Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, prepares to testify before a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on Capitol Hill, Feb. 4, 2016.

    "I intend to follow the advice of my counsel, and not yours," Martin Shkreli tells Rep. Trey Gowdy, smirking.

  • Merrimack CEO: Face of pharma isn't a bad actor

    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals develops products to treat cancer. President and CEO Bob Mulroy, shares his view of drug price hikes and whether the FDA is in the way of companies.

  • Chaffetz: 'Sort of childlike' behavior from Shkreli

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Chairman of the House Oversight & Government Committee, comments on former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli's tweet calling the Congressional committee "imbeciles."