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  • Martin Shkreli on the Hill

    House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz swears in the panel at the House Oversight Committee hearing on drug price hikes, where former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli is testifying.

  • Jim Cramer: Drug price hearing 'not for show'

    The "Squawk on the Street" crew discuss the House Oversight Committee hearing on drug price hikes, where former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, and Valeant Pharmaceuticals interim CEO Howard Schiller are testifying.

  • President Barack Obama will push for $1.1 billion in new funding to expand treatment for the fast-growing number of people addicted to heroin and prescription pain killers, the White House said on Tuesday. In 2014, a record number of Americans died from drug overdoses, with the highest rates seen in West Virginia, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Kentucky and Ohio.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- President Barack Obama will ask the U.S. Congress for $1.1 billion in new funding to expand treatment for people addicted to heroin and prescription pain killers, the White House said, a push to address an epidemic that has become a major issue in the 2016 presidential election campaign.

  • Heart rate monitor

    Common illnesses like heart disease, diabetes and respiratory conditions are causing more of the increase in deaths.

  • Robert Califf, is a cardiologist and researcher who joined the FDA a year ago as a deputy commissioner. Califf's extensive ties to the pharmaceutical industry give me no reason to believe that he would make the FDA work for ordinary Americans, rather than just the CEOs of pharmaceutical companies, "Sanders said in a statement. Peter Pitts, a former associate...

  • Robert Califf, is a cardiologist and researcher who joined the FDA a year ago as a deputy commissioner. Califf's extensive ties to the pharmaceutical industry give me no reason to believe that he would make the FDA work for ordinary Americans, rather than just the CEOs of pharmaceutical companies, "Sanders said in a statement. The Senate Committee on Health,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The chairman of a U.S. House committee that oversees child abuse issues opened an inquiry Friday into whether the federal government is failing to enforce a law meant to protect thousands of babies born dependent on drugs each year. The inquiry, launched by Representative John Kline of Minnesota, comes in response to a Reuters investigation...

  • 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...

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Prescription drugs

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

  • 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

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

  • 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...