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  • 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. 

  • Vivus CEO Leland Wilson saw “a very powerful signal” that anti-obesity drug Qnexa would be approved.

  • Vivus CEO Expects FDA Approval in April

    Leland Wilson, Vivus CEO, discusses the optimist outlook for his company after an FDA panel backed its new diet drug, Qnexa; marketing strategies for the new product; and whether his company is now a potential takeover target, with the Fast Money traders.

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    Speculation has its place, but Cramer's researcher thinks there is lots of opportunity to profit from established companies, too.

  • Can Drugs Fight Obesity? FDA Weighs In

    There will be no silver bullet to reduce obesity, says Margaret Hamburg, FDA commissioner. Adding that, "generic drugs make a huge difference in patient care."

  • Margaret Hamburg, MD and Commissioner of FDA

    Generic drugs are in focus at Generic Pharmaceutical Association's annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. The hot button issue: backlog of generic drug applications at the Food & Drug Administration.

  • What investors should take away from Vivus, as shares soar on FDA nod.

  • Roche: Beware of Fake Avastin

    A serious warning is out to patients, doctors and hospitals telling everyone to beware of a fake version of Roche's cancer-fighting drug Avastin. Insight with Scott Gottlieb, MD.

  • Health Care & the  State of Biotech

    Richard Pops, Alkermes chairman & CEO, discusses the challenges facing the health care industry; FDA approval of a once weekly diabetes drug, and other promising new drug candidates.

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    The drug developer's stock took a hit Thursday, after data was released linking an ingredient in its weight loss treatment to an increased risk of birth defects.

  • Amylin CEO on Exenatide

    Dan Bradbury, Amylin CEO, discusses paying Lilly $250M upfront and $1.2B of future sales for the rights to Exenatide, the once weekly version of diabetes drug, Byetta, that's pending FDA approval.

  • Rajat Gupta

    A former Goldman Sachs board member on Wednesday surrendered to federal authorities to face criminal charges stemming from a massive hedge fund insider trading case.

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    A nationwide listeria outbreak that has killed 25 people who ate tainted cantaloupe was probably caused by unsanitary conditions in the packing shed of the Colorado farm where the melons were grown, federal officials said Wednesday. The New York Times reports.

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    The federal government has received a surge in complaints in recent months about failed hip replacements, suggesting that serious problems persist with some types of artificial hips even as researchers scramble to evaluate the health dangers.  The New York Times reports.

  • President Barack Obama

    The Obama administration revealed plans Tuesday to cut or roll back hundreds of federal regulations, saying it hoped to save businesses $10 billion and spur job growth.

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    The Food and Drug Administration is taking on an expanded mission when regulators have little hope for more funding and may even see their budgets cut, the New York Times reports.

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    People usually think of insider trading as illegally manipulating stock sales for huge profits. But it can also be legal. So just what is insider trading? When can it be legal? Here are the details.

  • The market has given investors a great opportunity to buy this stock at discount, the "Mad Money" host said.