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  • Drug goes from $13.50 a tablet to $750, overnight Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | 6:59 AM ET
    Pharmaceutical drugs

    Specialists are protesting a big overnight increase in the price of a drug for treating a life-threatening parasitic infection.

  • The stock niche that's posting double-digit returns Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 9:02 AM ET
    Prescription drugs

    Prescription drug prices are out of control, but there's a way to make your money back: The drugstore stocks are very healthy right now.

  • You'll never guess what's killing America's teens Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 | 9:30 AM ET

    Families are being ripped apart by this crisis that has hit high schools nationwide. What actions are necessary to change the tide?

  • Sept 9- Staff at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Wednesday of the risks of incorrect dosing of another experimental opioid painkiller, highlighting the agency's concern about drugs that can be highly addictive. The FDA staff said Collegium Pharmaceuticals Inc's experimental oral opioid painkiller, to be sold as Xtampza if approved, could be...

  • FDA approves OxyContin for children 11 and older Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 7:51 AM ET

    The agency approved the powerful painkiller OxyContin for a new use in children 11 to 16 who are suffering from severe, long-term pain.

  • The added Coast Guard presence in the Chukchi Sea off Northern Alaska includes the Waesche, a 418 foot-long national security ship, which otherwise would be operating in the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico, fighting drug traffickers. "That for me is the opportunity cost," Admiral Paul Zukunft, commandant of the Coast Guard, told Reuters in his office at the...

  • CVS will no longer cover Viagra Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 7:55 PM ET
    Viagra pills on display.

    Discount retail chain CVS will no longer include Pfizer's Viagra in its list of drug insurance benefits, CNBC confirmed on Wednesday.

  • Viagra shot? China probes sex drug-spiked liquor Sunday, 2 Aug 2015 | 8:38 PM ET
    Viagra pill

    Chinese police are investigating if two distillers added impotence treatment drug Viagra to their liquor in the latest food-safety scare in China.

  • Novartis earnings fall, CEO focuses on heart drug Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 6:58 PM ET
    Joe Jimenez, CEO of Novartis, at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Novartis saw sales fall in Q2, but it's optimistic about its pipeline, particularly heart disease drug Entresto, CEO Joe Jimenez says.

  • Eli Lilly CEO: Obamacare out-of-pocket costs high Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 10:40 AM ET
    Eli Lilly and Company Chairman, President and CEO John Lechleiter.

    Eli Lilly chief John Lechleiter tells CNBC all aspects of health care need to be addressed, including the high costs of Obamacare for many Americans.

  • The Trump backlash: Latino consumers wield new clout Saturday, 11 Jul 2015 | 6:59 AM ET

    NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, July 11- When Donald Trump described Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug smugglers last month, Latinos took to social media to express their outrage and urge businesses to sever ties with the billionaire presidential candidate. "Latino millennials have purchasing power and they're not going to tolerate Trump's comments," said Luis Fitch, a...

  • June 29- Egalet Corp said data showed its experimental painkiller was less likely to be abused than a form of morphine already being sold. A study showed recreational opioid users did not like and were less prone to snort the company's painkiller, Egalet -001, than MS Contin. Egalet's study results come a week before a panel of experts advising the U.S. Food and...

  • What were the most popular drugs on Silk Road? Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 12:52 PM ET
    In this courtroom sketch, Ross William Ulbricht is seated in court and awaits sentencing Friday, May 29, 2015 in New York. The San Francisco man who created the online drug-selling site Silk Road was sentenced to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths that resulted from drugs bought on his website and five people he tried to have killed.

    Most of the listings on the online black market were for illegal drugs, but the site also sold other items.

  • These biotechs may surge on drug news: Expert Friday, 29 May 2015 | 3:31 PM ET
    Lab science research

    Incyte stands to benefit from unveiling data on its cancer treatments at a conference in the coming days, a biotech analyst said.

  • CHICAGO, May 22- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is pressing meat, seafood, dairy and egg suppliers to reduce the use of antibiotics, becoming the first large retailer to take such a public stand against the excessive use of drugs in raising farm animals. Wal-Mart, the country's biggest food retailer, is also telling suppliers not to raise animals in gestation crates or in...

  • Authorities bust $50M worth of heroin in the Bronx Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 3:21 PM ET
    Sacks of money, right, worth $2 million, and 154 pounds of heroin, left, worth at least $50 million, are displayed at a Drug Enforcement Administration news conference, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in New York.

    The DEA and the NYPD seized 70 kilos of heroin with a street value of about $50 million and arrested two in the Bronx.

  • INSIGHT-Is nicotine all bad? Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 5:59 AM ET

    LONDON, May 19- Since he ditched Marlboro Lights five years ago, Daniel's fix is fruit-flavoured nicotine gum that comes in neat, pop-out strips. He gets through 12 to 15 pieces a day and says he has "packets of the stuff" stashed all over. Psychologists and tobacco-addiction specialists, including some in world-leading laboratories in Britain, think it's now time...

  • BOGOTA, May 15- Colombia will suspend aerial fumigation of illegal coca plants in light of a number of studies linking the herbicide used to cancer, a move which marks the end of a decades-long strategy in the country's fight against drug trafficking. Colombia, which produces some 300 tonnes of cocaine per year, has fumigated illicit coca crops for two decades...

  • SYDNEY, May 1- "Decent Indonesians" understand Australian anger over the execution of two convicted drug traffickers, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said after Jakarta's ambassador in Canberra expressed sympathy for the families of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Abbott recalled Australia's ambassador to Indonesia, Paul Gibson, in protest against the...

  • Workers in these fields are most likely to drink Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 11:37 AM ET
    drinking alcohlism

    Workers in these fields are more likely to consume heavy amounts of alcohol, the government reports.