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  • Congress presses Martin Shkreli on drug prices

    Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli testifies before the House Oversight Committee hearing on drug price hikes, invoking the Fifth Amendment.

  • 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,...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Prescription drugs

    An FDA rule created to spur drug companies to develop treatments for rare diseases is being used far beyond its original scope, critics say.

  • Pharmaceuticals health care drugs cost

    Americans concerned about not being able to afford treatments shouldn't blame drug companies, a former health advisor to George W. Bush says.

  • Prescription drugs

    Fifty-six percent of people know someone who used painkillers without prescription, been addicted to them or fatally overdosed.

  • Should drug ads be banned?

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the American Medical Association has called for a ban on direct-to-consumer prescription drug ads.

  • Mariya Savinova of Russia wins silver in the Women's 800 metres final of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow on Aug. 18, 2013.

    The World Anti-Doping Agency reported that Russian athletes engage in widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs. Russia's media aren't having it.