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  • 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.

  • SUBSYS image from video

    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."

  • Chaffetz: Believe in profit, but I take issue with misrepresenting drugs

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Chairman of the House Oversight & Government Committee, reflects on former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli's behavior on Capitol Hill, and the debate on drug prices and the role of government.

  • Soaring drug prices: What can Congress do?

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on government involvement in drug prices.

  • Shkreli tweets after pleading Fifth

    Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli has tweeted after being excused from a drug price hearing on Capitol Hill. He says "it is hard to accept that these imbeciles represent the people in our government."

  • Drug prices debate

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports from Capitol Hill, where former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli's invoked the Fifth Amendment at a drug price hike hearing.

  • Rep. Gowdy to Shkreli's attorney: You wil be seated

    Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli pleads the Fifth Amendment before Congress, and Shkreli's Attorney Benjamin Brafman attempts to address Congress.

  • Attorney: No disrespect, just 'nervous energy' by Shkreli

    Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli's Attorney Benjamin Brafman speaks to the press after Shkreli was excused from a House panel hearing.

  • Jim Cramer on Brafman's attempt: My breath is taken away

    Martin Shkreli's Attorney Benjamin Brafman attempted to address Congress in a hearing on drug price hikes, in which he was told to be seated. CNBC's Jim Cramer weighs in.

  • Martin Shkreli excused from hearing

    Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli is escorted out after pleading the Fifth Amendment in his testimony before the House Oversight Committee hearing on drug price hikes.

  • Cummings to Shkreli: You could change the system, are you listening?

    Rep. Elijah Cummings presses former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli on Capitol Hill, as he testifies before the House Oversight Committee hearing on drug price hikes, invoking the Fifth Amendment.