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  • Shire to pay $4.2 billion for ViroPharma Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 4:21 AM ET

    London-listed Shire has agreed to buy U.S. company ViroPharma for about $4.2 billion in cash.

  • FDA weighs generic drugmakers' accountability Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 5:18 PM ET

    The FDA proposed a new rule that would open up generic drugmakers to liability and apply some of the same regulations used for brand manufacturers.

  • A marijuana muni bond? Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 1:47 PM ET
    A marijuana muni bond?

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen, Jon Fortt and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera debate the money to be made from the legalization of marijuana.

  • Move over, Viagra. There's a new sex drug in town Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 1:52 PM ET

    You've heard of ED. Now there's a drug for PE, made by a 4-year-old start-up. It's designed for men to make their mates happier.

  • Will.i.am: prison problem is 'embarrassing' Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Will.i.am: prison problem is 'embarrassing'

    Will.i.am talks to CNBC about the "failure" of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program and how thousands of Americans are now in prison because of lack of opportunities in their neighborhood.

  • Studies back fast OK for Roche cancer drug: FDA Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 1:58 PM ET

    The FDA is expected to decide on whether to fast track Perjeta for early treatment of breast cancer by Oct. 31.

  • Biogen makes another big bet on Isis technology Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 10:53 AM ET
    A worker in a Biogen lab.

    Biogen Idec has agreed to pay another $100 million upfront to Isis Pharmaceuticals as part of a broad collaboration to develop neurological medicines.

  • Legal pot creates jobs, big biz interested: Expert Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 12:12 PM ET

    The cannabis legalization trend is creating jobs in states where laws have been relaxed, and big business is "looking into the industry in a big way," an expert says.

  • Pot stock scams Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 3:40 PM ET
    Pot stock scams

    A warning about stock scams involving marijuana related companies has been issued; CNBC's Mary Thompson has the story.

  • Scammers target pot stocks Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 1:58 PM ET
    Scammers target pot stocks

    FINRA is issuing a new investor alert called "marijuana stock scams." CNBC's Mary Thompson offers insight.

  • Marijuana stock shills are blowing smoke, US warns Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 1:38 PM ET

    FINRA warned Tuesday that scammers have been targeting investors attempting to tap into the growing U.S. marijuana industry.

  • Rocky Mountain high... tracking pot from seed to sale Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 7:45 AM ET
    Rocky Mountain high... tracking pot from seed to sale

    Colorado and Washington are trying to figure out a system to regulate and track the use of legalized marijuana, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • How legalizing cannabis could boost the economy Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 11:40 AM ET
    How legalizing cannabis could boost the economy

    Doug Fine, author of 'Too High to Fail', explains the benefits to the economy that legalizing cannabis in the U.S. would have.

  • The evolution of the drugs trade Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 11:50 AM ET
    The evolution of the drugs trade

    CNBC's Tom Mackenzie comments on the need for a globally coordinated approach to tackling the drugs trade.

  • The relationship between global drugs and banks Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 2:30 AM ET
    	 The relationship between global drugs and banks

    Steve Sampson, author of Narcomania: How Britain got hooked on drugs, tells CNBC that self-contradiction defines British drug policy.

  • Drug trade has become much more global: Expert Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 1:50 AM ET
      Drug trade has become much more global: Expert

    Vanda Felbab-Brown, senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, tells CNBC that the drug trade is becoming more global with demand coming out of the emerging markets.

  • Deadly epidemic: Prescription drug overdoses Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 9:30 AM ET

    A growing epidemic of overdoses of prescription painkillers is leading to record numbers of deaths, especially among women, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

  • NFL players' big plays in digital Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 3:23 PM ET
    NFL players' big plays in digital

    Life after the NFL is tough for players when they retire. A look at a few and their involvement in the tech industry, with Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, of FitStar, and former NFL player Tony Mandarich, of the Mandarich Media Group.

  • China blocks Glaxo finance head from leaving Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 12:07 PM ET
    GlaxoSmithKline Shanghai headquarters

    China is barring a GlaxoSmithKline executive from leaving the country amid a widening $490 bribery scandal ensaring the drug giant.

  • NBA's Ray Allen turns the heat on diabetes funding Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 1:29 PM ET
    Ray Allen

    Fresh off winning the NBA title with the Miami Heat, hoops legend Ray Allen is driving the lanes of Congress, asking for multi-year funding of diabetes research.