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  • Exposing Fraud and Corruption in Drug Industry Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 6:42 AM ET

    Taking a look at the biggest fraud cases of all time, and you're left with just one question: What's wrong with the pharmaceutical industry?

  • FDA Plans New Rules for Medical Device Makers Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 11:25 AM ET

    The Food and Drug Administration will announce new rules for how it intends to license orthopedic players—specifically for hip, knee and and spine products.

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    Latin America is a “very underestimated area of opportunity” for business, Chris Viehbacher, CEO of the drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • FDA Helps States Get Execution Drug Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 9:51 AM ET

    The Food and Drug Administration helped Arizona and California obtain a quick overseas source of a hard-to-find execution drug even as the agency declared it would not regulate or block imports, records show.

  • FDA: Agency Must Review Tobacco Products Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 11:47 AM ET

    The Food and Drug Administration says it must review tobacco products that were introduced or changed after February 2007 in order for companies to keep selling them.

  • Obama to Sign Bill to Improve Nation's Food Safety Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 9:57 AM ET

    Obama is getting a chance to allay people's fears about the safety of their food. He is set to sign a $1.4 billion overhaul of the food safety system, giving Washington new power to increase inspections at food processing facilities and force companies to recall tainted products.

  • What Future for Roche After FDA Decision on Avastin? Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 10:25 AM ET

    Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche said it would appeal a decision by the US Food and Drug Administration to remove the approval for the drug’s indication for metastatic breast cancer, but analysts doubt the appeal would be successful.

  • Orexigen, Diet Drug Makers Rally on FDA Hopes Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 3:41 PM ET

    Investors sent shares of diet drug makers soaring Wednesday, one day after an FDA advisory panel recommended approval of Orexigen Therapeutic's weight loss drug Contrave.

  • Attorney: Stanford Too Drugged to Defend Himself Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 10:53 PM ET
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    Newly released documents detail 12 years of fits and starts at the Securities and Exchange Commission as financier Allen Stanford was allegedly running a global Ponzi scheme.

  • Feds May Move to Ban Alcoholic Energy Drinks Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 2:57 PM ET
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    Federal regulators are expected to move to ban caffeinated alcoholic drinks as soon as this week, according to a New York senator.

  • Cramer's Worried About MannKind Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 6:53 PM ET

    Not humanity, but the drug company. Watch his interview with CEO Alfred Mann.

  • An Egg Farmer and a History of Salmonella Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 7:56 AM ET
    Austin "Jack" DeCoster (right) appears in district court in Lewiston, Maine.

    Farms tied to one of the country’s biggest egg producers were a source of Salmonella enteritidis in the United States in the 1980s and again recently.

  • Investigators Say Egg Company Knew of Salmonella Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | 3:43 PM ET

    The Iowa egg farm at the center of a massive salmonella outbreak received hundreds of positive results for salmonella in the two years before its eggs sickened more than 1,500 people, congressional investigators said Tuesday.

  • Iowa Town Is Tense as US Ties Farm to Salmonella Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 9:16 AM ET

    Some say disease is another reason to detest industrial-size farms, while others see them as an economic savior, reports The New York Times.

  • US Rejected Hen Vaccine Despite Success in Britain Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 8:58 AM ET

    Faced with a crisis more than a decade ago in which thousands of people were sickened from salmonella in infected eggs, farmers in Britain began vaccinating their hens against the bacteria. That simple but decisive step virtually wiped out the health threat.

  • Added to the Recall List: Millions of Frozen Mice Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 9:00 AM ET

    Take mice from freezer. Thaw (but not in the microwave, please). Feed to pet snakes.   And do not forget to wash your hands.

  • Update: Sanofi's Potential Bold, But Risky Move Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 10:01 AM ET

    The very large French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis may potentially make an offer to buy shares, at a much higher per-share price than the company is worth, to the biotech company Genzyme.

  • This Won't Prevent Another Crisis: Isaac Friday, 25 Jun 2010 | 9:56 AM ET
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    The financial regulation bill agreed upon by Congressional leaders overnight is too weak and will not reform the system, Williams Isaac, former chiarman of the FDIC, told CNBC.

  • FDA Takes Its Time on Tobacco Regulation Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 8:28 AM ET
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    A year after a new law put tobacco regulation in the hands of the Food and Drug Administration, one thing is clear: It will likely be years before any of the most aggressive steps to reduce deaths from smoking might happen.

  • Morning After Pill Gets Backing From FDA Panel Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 4:19 PM ET

    Federal health experts say a new type of morning-after pill that works longer than existing products is safe and effective.