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  • Your First Move For Wednesday June 25th Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 7:21 PM ET
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    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Lilly's Effient Empire Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 10:49 AM ET
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    Tree huggers (just a colloquialism, not a dig) will be glad to know that biopharmaceutical companies submit their Food and Drug Administration filings for drug approval electronically these days.

  • Walgreen Profit Up 2%, Helped By Cost Cutting Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 1:29 PM ET
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    Walgreen posted a 2 percent increase in quarterly profit as sales were muted by a weak U.S. economy and slowing growth in prescription drug sales.

  • Pfizer and the State of Statins Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 11:15 AM ET

    As much as I tried to disconnect during my vacation last week, I couldn't escape the ubiquitous presence of pharmaceuticals in our everyday lives...

  • Medical Breakthrough Boom Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 6:11 PM ET

    On Tuesday we received word of three exciting medical advancements. Find out what’s happening and how to trade them.

  • Vince Farrell

    I had a visit on Power Lunch today and we talked about the effect on the health care stocks depending on who wins the White House. In general, pharmaceutical companies do well when they have a new product pipeline of innovative products that allow them to command high prices.

  • Pfizer, Avant, Wyeth And Elan: Your Emails Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 10:55 AM ET

    It never ceases to amaze me who reads Pharma's Market. Like the Stanford University professor who wrote to set the record straight regarding my coverage from ASCO of the brain cancer vaccine from Pfizer and Avant.

  • Pfizer May Make Counter Bid for Ranbaxy : Report Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 1:32 AM ET
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    Pfizer may bid for Ranbaxy Laboratories, countering a $4.6 billion offer by Japan's DaiichiSankyo Co for the Indian generic drug maker, the Business Standard newspaper said.

  • Wyeth & Elan Are Real Hot Topic At Investor Meeting Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 3:18 PM ET

    I'm at the Needham & Company biotech conference in New York City. Whenever possible I like to attend events like this. It's a good place to get story ideas. The Needham meeting is competing this year with a similar one being put on by Goldman Sachs in Laguna Beach, CA.

  • Pfizer Gets Two Opinions Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 10:13 AM ET

    Pfizer shares continue to trade at new nearly 11-year lows over concerns the dividend might get cut, in addition to the lack of anything visible to replace Lipitor when it goes generic in a couple years or so. But on two of the op-ed pages in Wednesday's "Wall Street Journal" Pfizer got a plug.

  • Wyeth and Elan Face Big Test Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 12:29 PM ET
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    Cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease. Three of the biggest areas of unmet medical need have been or will be in focus at a series of important scientific meetings in June or July.

  • Japan's Daiichi Bids $4.6 Billion for Ranbaxy Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 7:24 AM ET
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    Japanese drug maker Daiichi Sankyo will pay up to $4.6 billion for control of India's Ranbaxy Laboratories, the latest in a string of global health deals as firms look to bulk up and diversify to fend off aggressive rivals.

  • Is Lilly & Amylin's Byetta "Betta"? Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 1:28 PM ET
    To the right of Mike is HDL or "good" cholesterol. To his left in green is a triglyceride. The photo was taken at the booth for the diabetes drug Actos on the exhibit floor at the ADA meeting at Moscone Center in San Francisco.

    First, last Friday, Novo Nordisk put out a press release saying preliminary data show its drug works better than Byetta. And then, yesterday an analyst downgraded the stock just ahead of the company's long anticipated release of long-term results on its once-a-week version of Byetta.

  • Diabetes Drug Duel: Lilly & Amylin vs. Novo Nordisk Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 10:25 AM ET
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    We are covering the ADA meeting today and tomorrow because most of the major data came out over the weekend or is coming out later today. Or so we thought.

  • Pfizer Falls Even Further Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 1:15 PM ET
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    "You continue--day after day--to knock the company at every opportunity. I understand you had a difficult relationship with the CEO before, but you shouldn't hold a grudge against the company for it..."

  • Lilly Gets A Lift, Pfizer Goes Pfft Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 3:05 PM ET
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    Despite at least a couple of analysts coming out with relatively bullish post-ASCO research notes on Pfizer's oncology drug pipeline, PFE shares have fallen to yet another new low intra-day and have crossed another threshold.

  • Big Swiss Stocks for Your Portfolio Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 11:13 AM ET

    Switzerland’s leading stock index, the SMI, has fallen more than 21 percent over the last twelve months, but investment opportunities are emerging with certain large-cap well-positioned stocks such as Roche and Swatch, Maximilian Muench, head of Swiss equities research at UBS told CNBC.

  • My ASCO Fiasco Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 8:58 AM ET
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    This year, for the first time ever, ASCO agreed to let CNBC broadcast live from inside McCormick Place. It took years of reasoning, pleading, nagging and complaining to get inside. But finally, ASCO consented. In the past, the scientific organization has tried to keep more than an arm's distance from the financial media.

  • Financial Woes Slam Stocks; GM Shines Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower Monday, snapping last week's rally, amid a fresh wave of financial worries and inflation concerns. General Motors rose.

  • Financial Downgrade Slams Stocks; GM Rises Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 2:17 PM ET

    Stocks declined amid concerns about inflation following a manufacturing report and a fresh wave of concerns in the financial sector.