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  • Drought Disaster Spreads

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and Jane Wells report on the agriculture department's response to widespread drought conditions, Merck's new osteoporosis drug, and the buyer of Edvard Munch's "The Scream."

  • Find out which second-quarter top performer got the most votes.

  • Biotech

    With the weight loss market heating up, stocks like Arena Pharmaceuticals may be spelling out a big rally for the drug retail space.

  • Peter Madoff

    Peter Madoff, the younger brother of Ponzi swindler Bernie Madoff, was arrested this morning and will appear in court later in the day as part of a process that will see him serve 10 years in prison for his role in the swindle.

  • Arena CEO: Over a Third of Adult Population Is Obese

    Jack Lief, Arena Pharmaceuticals CEO, discusses what the drug-maker's new anti-obesity drug will mean for its bottom-line, with CNBC's Seema Mody.

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    Newly released documents reveal that Pfizer presented a study falsely claiming that its arthritis drug, Celebrex, was safer on the stomach than competing drugs, the New York Times reports. 

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    U.S. regulators, retailers and manufacturers are growing increasingly concerned that a surge in the number of products being recalled is resulting in "fatigue" by the public — increasing the chance that consumers could ignore or miss a recall that could ultimately endanger their health, USA Today reports.

  • Onyx Pharma CEO on New Cancer Drug

    Anthony Coles, Onyx Pharmaceuticals president/CEO, discusses the status of his company's latest drugs.

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    If Americans ever eat genetically engineered fast-growing salmon, it might be because of a Soviet biologist turned oligarch turned government minister turned fish farming entrepreneur, the New York Times reports.

  • Jefferies Upgrades Arena Pharmaceuticals to 'Buy'

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports on the latest details of the FDA advisory panel's review of Arena Pharmaceuticals' anti-obesity drug.

  • DMAA

    Ten days after the FDA sent warning letters to manufacturers of supplements with DMAA in it, the nation’s largest supplement retailers still have the product on the shelves.

  • DMAA

    In a wake of a warning letter sent to them by the FDA, some companies whose pre-workout or weight loss products include the ingredient DMAA, are starting to move on with life without it.

  • A warning letter written by the Food & Drug Administration last week to ten companies that produce pre-workout supplements with the ingredient dimethylamyamine (DMAA) has sent shockwaves through the industry, not only to the producers of the products but to consumers who have taken them.

  • Supplement Stir: DMAA

    CNBC's Darren Rovell reports on how shares of GNC Holdings and Vitamin Shoppe are holding up since Amazon.com announced they will be pulling products containing DMAA.

  • Amazon.com Pulling DMAA Products

    CNBC's Darren Rovell reports Amazon.com is pulling all products containing DMAA, an ingredient the FDA stated does not derive from a plant.

  • Eli Lilly's CEO on Prescription for Profits

    John Lechleiter, Eli Lilly chairman & CEO breaks down his company's earnings results of an adjusted $0.92 a share versus estimates of $0.78 est. and a look at the drug maker's generic challenges, and the politics of prescriptions.

  • NYSE traders

    U.S. securities regulators on Wednesday finalized long-awaited rules that will dictate which companies dealing in derivatives will be subject to costly capital, margin and business conduct requirements.

  • Alzheimer Early Detection & the FDA

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports on a major development in the early detection of Alzheimer's disease, and discussing how the FDA approved brain scan from Eli Lilly works, with Robert Petersen, M.D., Mayo Clinic.

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    Sharpen your pencils, it's Last Call quiz time.

  • Marlboro Cigarettes

    A federal requirement would have begun forcing U.S. tobacco companies to put large graphic images on their cigarette packages, until a judge blocked the ruling Wednesday.