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  • China blocks Glaxo finance head from leaving Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    China is preventing a GlaxoSmithKline executive from leaving the country as police accuse the British drugmaker of bribing officials and doctors, the drugmaker says.

  • Prognosis: Healthy earnings for pharma, biotech Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 5:46 PM ET
    A doctor checks a patient who is experiencing flu symptoms.

    Pharmaceutical and biotech stocks have outperformed markets this year, and with J&J's second-quarter earnings beat, investors may hope earnings will push stocks even higher.

  • This could put Obamacare in the ER Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    Less than 90 days before Obamacare's government-run health exchanges are due to open up shop, Web insurers are still being locked out—a lag that could depress enrollment and jack up insurance rates.

  • Breast-feeding biz looks to milk Obamacare boom Sunday, 14 Jul 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Deborah Abbaszadeh, left, and her sister Joy Kosak

    Two breast-feeding-related companies are teaming up to help insurers comply with the new Obamacare rule entitling moms to free breast pumps and breast-feeding services.

  • Mystery illness stalks the young in India Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 12:39 AM ET

    Doctors in India work to calm the convulsions and keep the children hydrated, but then have to watch helplessly as their young patients die. The New York Times reports.

  • J&J beats expectations as drugs, devices deliver Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 7:50 AM ET

    Johnson & Johnson reported higher-than-expected earnings as strong sales of prescription drugs and medical devices more than offset anemic growth of its consumer products.

  • Fish oil may raise risks of prostate cancer Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 12:40 PM ET

    In a recent study, fish oil proved dangerous for men who have high levels of the compounds because it raises the risk of prostate cancer.

  • NBA's Ray Allen turns the heat on diabetes funding Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 1:29 PM ET
    Ray Allen

    Fresh off winning the NBA title with the Miami Heat, hoops legend Ray Allen is driving the lanes of Congress, asking for multi-year funding of diabetes research.

  • Feds: Forget about cheating on Obamacare Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 1:19 PM ET

    The Obama administration has come under fire for delaying some steps to verify the income of Americans seeking government subsidies for health insurance. But that doesn't mean there's no income verification.

  • Medical pot for kids? Some parents are trying it Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
    Legal medical marijuana grown in a greenhouse.

    Marijuana, though still considered controversial, continues to prove itself in as a successful prescription for neurological diseases that appear in children.

  • China Syndrome: Foreign crackdown no coincidence Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    China is using "concerted" probes of foreign baby formula, pharmaceutical and packaging companies to bolster domestic firms, according to observers.

  • Health Care, Wealth, and Happiness     Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 12:18 PM ET

    Health care stocks have been up almost across the board since 2010. Biotech and insurance names have been up triple digits. But political developments have put health care on a rockier path. CNBC's Kate Kelly breaks down the sector.

  • Fish Oil's Cancer Risk     Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 4:50 PM ET

    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center released a study revealing men with concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids have an increased risk of prostate cancer. Co-author Alan Kristal shares more from their study on the best selling supplement.

  • China Says Glaxo Executives Confess to Bribing Doctors Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 4:42 AM ET

    Executives of British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline in China have confessed to charges of bribery and tax law violations, China's security ministry said on Thursday.

  • Richard Parsons, former chairman of Citigroup.

    In a wide-ranging interview, Dick Parsons, former Time Warner chairman & CEO, shares his perspective on the banking industry and regulations; splitting the roles of chairman and CEO, and Tribune's separation.

  • Time to Return to Hedge Funds?     Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 7:34 AM ET
    Eric Siegel

    One of the topics that will be discussed at next week's Delivering Alpha Conference will be the impact of Obamacare. CNBC's Kate Kelly takes a look at how hedge funds are playing it. And Eric Siegel, Citigroup, discusses his strategies on where he sees the best opportunities for investors now.

  • Debating the Obamacare shipping timeline     Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 7:44 PM ET

    Can President Obama tinker with the law that was passed by Congress? Michael McConnell, Stanford Law Professor, and CNBC's Bertha Coombs discuss.

  • Get Ready: Investment Ideas for the Second Half Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 4:17 PM ET

    With six months of the year to go, investment professionals reveal how they're positioning themselves now.

  • Is Intuitive Surgical's Growth Over?     Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 2:11 PM ET

    Intuitive Surgical is down about 18 percent today after pre-announcing a huge miss Monday, CNBC's Herb Greenberg brings everyone up to speed; and Jason Mills, analyst at Canaccord Genuity, explains why he downgraded the stock.

  • Hold That 'Pig': GOP's Corker Says of Obamacare Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 9:21 AM ET
    Senator Bob Corker

    Implementation of President Barack Obama's health-care law needs to be put on "permanent hold," GOP Sen. Bob Corker tells CNBC.

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