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  • Sen. Klobuchar aims to fix drug price gouging

    Discussing certain drugs becoming more and more expensive, and legislation to fix it, with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.).

  • Pills

    Let the free market decide the availability, cost and need for any drug or treatment, says Jake Novak.

  • Short-acting opioids account for 90 percent of prescribed opioids, the FDA said. The move is one of a series announced recently by the FDA as it seeks to tackle the problem of opioid overdose and death. In 2013, the FDA announced labeling changes to long-acting opioids.

  • March 22- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it required short-acting opioid pain medications to carry a boxed warning about the serious risks of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose and death. The action is part of the agency's plan to reassess its approach to opioid medications, the FDA said. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

  • A file photo of an Ebola vaccine trial in Liberia last February.

    Chinese authorities are hunting 300 people suspected of illegally selling spoiled vaccines to medical centers across the country, state media said.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, March 17- Warning that lives are at stake, a federal commission that spent two years examining child abuse and neglect is urging Congress and the White House to strengthen protections for drug-affected newborns. Nine of the 11 commissioners, appointed by the president and Congress, agreed on the final report; two issued dissenting reports.

  • Jim Grant

    Longtime Fed and Valeant bear Jim Grant joined CNBC to discuss the pharma stock and the Fed's move on Wednesday.

  • Medical marijuana growing in Denver

    This year could be historic for the American marijuana industry, according to exclusive data from Marijuana Business Daily.

  • March 15- Addressing a growing "epidemic" of opioid overdoses and abuse of the prescribed painkillers in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday released voluntary guidelines that instruct primary care doctors to sharply deter use of the medicines for chronic pain. "Overprescribing opioids, largely for chronic pain, is a...

  • March 15- Addressing a growing "epidemic" of opioid overdoses and abuse of the prescribed painkillers in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday released voluntary guidelines that instruct primary care doctors to sharply deter use of the medicines for chronic pain. "Overprescribing opioids, largely for chronic pain, is a...

  • 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...