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  • Prostate Cancer Tests Not Recommended for All Men Saturday, 22 Jun 2013 | 2:39 PM ET

    Top doctors are calling attention to new guidance on screening for prostate cancer—the second-leading cause of cancer deaths for American men.

  • Cramer: Cavalry Stocks Coming to the Rescue Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 6:00 PM ET

    After the selling frenzy dies down, Cramer expects 3 sectors to emerge and ultimately rescue the bulls.

  • Rising Rates Are Not a Bad Rx for Pharma: Ryan Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 3:27 PM ET

    Independent of the debate on the Federal Reserve and interest rates, FTI Consulting's Barbara Ryan expects pharmaceutical and biotech stocks can continue to do well.

  • Obesity's New Status as Disease May Hurt Insurers Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 12:44 PM ET

    The AMA's new recognition of obesity as a "disease" could put a dent into insurers' bottom lines—at least in the short-term—but boost profits for makers of weight-loss drugs.

  • Obesity Officially a Disease     Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 1:42 PM ET

    The American Medical Association says obesity should be classified as a disease. CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports AMA's Patrice Harris says the hope is for doctors to be more proactive in treating obese patients.

  • Will Obamacare Hurt Jobs? It's Already Happening Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 12:21 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    Small business owners are already curtailing hiring because of concerns over the cost of Obamacare, a recent survey found.

  • Cramer: 2 Ugly Ducklings to Become Beautiful Swans? Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 6:17 PM ET

    With the Dow up more than 2000 points for the year, Jim Cramer thinks now is a good time to single out stocks that haven’t rallied, but soon could.

  • Health Care's New Normal: Low Cost Inflation Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 12:03 AM ET

    Already sluggish health-care inflation is projected to slow down even more in 2014 as consumers, employers and the federal government continue looking to cut medical costs, a new report said Tuesday.

  • Obamacare Insurance Plans to Vary Sharply by State Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 1:03 PM ET

    Months before Americans buy coverage under Obamacare, it's becoming clear that choices for millions of people will vary depending on where they live. The NYT reports.

  • High Court's Generic Drug Ruling 'a Holy Mess' Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 3:58 PM ET
    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

    A Supreme Court decision gives the FTC the go-ahead to continue suing drug makers over deals that delay generic versions from being sold.

  • Court: 'Pay-to-Delay' Generic Drugs Can Be Illegal Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 10:52 AM ET

    The Supreme Court says deals between pharmaceutical companies and their generic drug competitors can sometimes be illegal.

  • Cramer: This Break-Up Creating Immense Value Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    Jim Cramer believes this company is about to create immense value with the stroke of a pen.

  • Nutrisystem CEO Targets Battle of the Bulge     Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 8:16 AM ET

    Dawn Zier, President & CEO of Nutrisystem, discusses her company's plans to set up programs designed to meet the needs of people with special dietary needs, and its expansion into selling its products in Wal-Mart.

  • Genome Research Benefits Growing, Getting Cheaper Sunday, 16 Jun 2013 | 10:05 AM ET

    Biotech and drug companies say the benefits of genome research are on the way, and just as importantly, advances are pushing the technology toward affordability.

  • High Court's Ruling on DNA Could Boost Biotech Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 4:33 PM ET
    Justice Clarence Thomas

    A unanimous Supreme Court decision barred patents on naturally occurring DNA, but analysts said the ruling did little harm to biotech companies.

  • Lack of Dental Care Keeps Many Out of Work Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 3:45 PM ET
    A patient is treated as part of a program in which some 600 doctors and support staff volunteer to treat people who have difficulty getting care.

    Like many of the 2,200-plus people who showed up for a 5:30 a.m. dental clinic last month, Patty Kennedy knows that bad teeth translate into poor employment prospects.

  • Why Cyclicals Are Hot for Investors This Summer Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 5:19 AM ET

    Cyclicals are heating up as the summer approaches and the economy starts to show signs of improvement, analysts say.

  • GlaxoSmithKline Fires R&D Boss in Data Scandal Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 6:35 PM ET
    A worker in vaccine production at drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline in Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, France.

    GlaxoSmithKline fired the head of its R&D operations in China after a tipster spurred an inquiry that found "misrepresented" data were used in a multiple sclerosis study.

  • Plan-B for All—No Age Limits on Morning-After Pill Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 10:17 AM ET

    Obama administration to scrap age restrictions on the sale of morning-after pills, making the emergency contraception available to women and girls of any age without a prescription.

  • Universal Health CEO: Obamacare=Healthy Earnings Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 3:17 PM ET
    Alan Miller, CEO, Universal Health Services

    Obamacare's implementation may look like a "train wreck," but Universal Health Services CEO Alan Miller says his $7 billion hospital company is well-positioned for the changes.

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