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  • Man Dubbed 'Godfather of Heroin' Dies in Myanmar Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 3:23 AM ET
    A heroin user prepares his syringe.

    A man dubbed the "Godfather of Heroin" and slapped with sanctions for allegedly helping prop up Myanmar's brutal former military junta through illegal business dealings died.

  • Why Do UK Thieves Steal Electricity? To Grow Pot! Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 9:12 AM ET
    Ofgem hopes new regulations will crack down on drug farms

    The U.K.'s energy regulator proposed new rules to combat electricity theft, revealing that up to one-third of electricity stolen each year is used to power cannabis farms.

  • Indictment for Soccer Mom/Pot Dealer Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 4:49 PM ET
    Indictment for Soccer Mom/Pot Dealer

    Andrea Sanderlin of Scarsdale, New York, has been indicted for manufacturing and possessing marijuana with intent to distribute. CNBC's Andrea Day has the details.

  • High Court's Generic Drug Ruling 'a Holy Mess' Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 3:58 PM ET
    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

    A Supreme Court decision gives the FTC the go-ahead to continue suing drug makers over deals that delay generic versions from being sold.

  • Court: 'Pay-to-Delay' Generic Drugs Can Be Illegal Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 10:52 AM ET

    The Supreme Court says deals between pharmaceutical companies and their generic drug competitors can sometimes be illegal.

  • Pot in the Suburbs and on the Hill Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 1:08 PM ET
    Pot in the Suburbs and on the Hill

    A Westchester County, New York, woman is accused of running a massive pot operation, reports NBC's Andrea Day. And lobbying efforts to legalize some aspects of the marijuana business are making a pitch to lawmakers, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Women Caught in the 'Weeds' in Westchester Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 11:16 AM ET
    Women Caught in the 'Weeds' in Westchester

    Andrea Sanderlin of Scarsdale, NY, has been accused of running a massive pot operation, reports NBC's Andrea Day.

  • Pressure Grows to Create Drugs for ‘Superbugs’ Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 1:45 AM ET
    A hospital epidemiologist and a geneticist at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md.

    Government officials, drug companies and medical experts, faced with outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs", are pushing to speed up the approval of new antibiotics, the NYT reports.

  • Stocks to Shrug Off Blood-Pressure Drug Dispute Friday, 31 May 2013 | 4:29 PM ET

    A dispute within the FDA on whether to put new lung-cancer warnings on ARBs taken by millions of people is unlikely to have any significant effect on the manufacturers stocks.

  • Actavis to Buy Warner Chilcott for $8.5 Billion Monday, 20 May 2013 | 8:11 AM ET
    Warner Chilcott Ltd.'s acne treatment Doryx.

    Generic drugmaker Actavis will buy specialty pharmaceuticals company Warner Chilcott in a stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.

  • Pfizer Inc.'s Viagra medication

    In a first for the drug industry, Pfizer told The Associated Press that the drugmaker will begin selling its popular erectile dysfunction pill Viagra directly to patients on its website.

  • High Court Weighs Drug Companies' Generics Policy Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 9:49 AM ET

    Federal regulators are pressing the Supreme Court to stop big pharmaceuticals from paying generic drug competitors to delay releasing cheaper versions of brand-name drugs.

  • Entrepreneurs Capitalizing on Legalization of Marijuana Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 6:23 AM ET
    Entrepreneurs Capitalizing on Legalization of Marijuana

    Roger Parloff, Fortune senior editor, says businesses are sprouting in states like Colorado and Washington, where selling cannabis is now legal.

  • Big—And Even Bizarre—Busts and Seizures Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 4:59 PM ET

    What are some of the major seizures and big busts law enforcers have made in recent years? Click on to see 10 cases that were record-breaking, major, or even bizarre in nature.

  • Roche CEO: Emerging Markets Key to Momentum Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 1:11 AM ET
    Roche to Maintain Growth With New Drug: CEO

    Emerging markets, and in particular, Latin America will be the drivers for continued growth, Swiss drug maker Roche told CNBC, even as the company faces price pressures elsewhere.

  • Eli Lilly will be "very challenged" by the loss of exclusivity on several blockbuster drugs, CEO John Lechleiter told CNBC on Tuesday, but added the company can manage its growth in response.

  • Big Pharma Bets on Obesity Drug Binge Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 2:18 AM ET

    As Christmas overeating gives way to under-fulfilled new year diets, the pharmaceutical industry's appetite has been whetted for a fresh surge in business.

  • Bayer Has Promising Product Pipeline: CEO Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 11:24 AM ET
    Bayer Has Promising Product Pipeline: CEO

    Marijn Dekkers, CEO of Bayer, explains to CNBC that while Bayer has felt increased pressure on drug pricing from governments, its success in research and development has the company positioned for success.

  • HHS: Obamacare Saves $4.5 Billion on Medicare Drugs Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 3:09 PM ET
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    Discounts up to 50 percent discount on premium drugs have been passed on to Medicare beneficiaries.

  • Crime Explodes — But an Economy Booms Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 9:39 AM ET
    Mexican marines present to the press the alleged member of Zetas drug cartel Eric Jovan Lozano Diaz (C), aka 'Cucho', and some money seized during his arrestation in Mexico city, on June 15, 2012.

    In the border city of Nuevo Laredo, the bodies of nine people were found hanging from a bridge  —  the result of a turf war between drug cartels. It exposed the Mexican government’s inability to keep the country’s violence level low enough not to scare away tourists and investors.