• Supreme Court Declines Review of Amgen Patent Dispute Monday, 14 May 2007 | 12:55 PM ET

    The U.S. Supreme Court said it would not hear an appeal by drug maker Amgen that centers on how much leeway appeals courts should have in overruling the findings of lower courts in patent cases.

  • German drug maker Merck announced that it is selling its generic drug business to Mylan Laboratories  for $6.6 billion.

  • A new study says if a drug is quickly developed that delays the onset of Alzheimer's Disease it would save the U.S. economy trillions of dollars.

  • Trading With Stars: Nothing To Do But Wait! Friday, 11 May 2007 | 12:54 PM ET

    Friday--today--is the last day of Trading With The Stars--and only transactions that were input by 4 pm ET Thursday will make a difference in their standings.  As the Dow fell almost 150 points, Ernie Hudson was the only celeb to show a portfolio gain Thursday--on Gmarket. Jonathan Tucker regained the top spot, and Stephen Collins fell back into second on heavy losses in Golden Telecom.  Meanwhile, Chris Moneymaker got crushed on Allscripts Healthcare, which has cost him $181,862.60 since he purchased it on 5/8, and he is now in last place. James Cromwell was hit hard by Knot Inc. which cost him $160K dropping him from 4th to 8th.

  • M&A news and analyst actions were some of the catalysts behind the most actively traded stocks on Friday.

  • ImClone Goes Hollywood Friday, 11 May 2007 | 11:05 AM ET
    Sam Waksal, former CEO of ImClone Systems

    The founder and former CEO of ImClone Systems, Sam Waksal, who is now sitting in prison for his role in the trading scandal that ensnared Martha Stewart, had a reputation for rubbing elbows with the New York glitterati and the Hollywood set. Well, it looks like ImClone is reliving its past.

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Settles DOJ's Plavix Investigation Thursday, 10 May 2007 | 6:01 PM ET

    Bristol-Myers Squibb said it will pay up to $1 million to settle a criminal probe of a failed deal that would have delayed generic sales of blockbuster drug Plavix.

  • FDA Panel Recommends Stricter Labeling on Anemia Drugs Thursday, 10 May 2007 | 4:21 PM ET

    Shares of Amgen and Johnson & Johnson traded lower after a U.S. advisory panel called for marketing restrictions on the companies' popular anemia drugs.

  • Jeff Mishlove: Response to Contest Concerns Thursday, 10 May 2007 | 1:58 PM ET

    We got an email today about guest blogger Jeff Mishlove's last stock picks--and Jeff feels he wants to address the issues raised by the emailer--that perhaps other contestants have as well. A reminder that Jeff gets no compensation for his blog posts. Here he is: A contest participant has recently raised several concerns, due to the fact that the recommendations I posted on Tuesday have done so poorly – while, simultaneously, I myself was on the leaderboard and have also benefited from sales of my Handbook for Contestants. The implicit suggestion was that, perhaps, I deliberately posted lousy stock picks at the end of this event – in order to confuse the competition and gain an edge for myself.

  • Hot Stocks: JetBlue, Vonage Among Big Movers Thursday, 10 May 2007 | 1:44 PM ET

    Analyst actions and earnings updates were some of the catalysts behind the most actively traded stocks on Thursday.

  • The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin and three of its current and former executives pleaded guilty to misleading the public about the drug's risk of addiction, a federal prosecutor and the company said.

  • Dendreon TV Thursday, 10 May 2007 | 11:35 AM ET

    While I'm watching the webcast of the FDA Advisory Committee Meeting on the anemia drugs (Amgen, Johnson & Johnson), I wanted to hop on my TV versus print soapbox one more time.As I posted yesterday, I had asked a Dendreon spokeswoman for an interview with CEO Dr. Mitchell Gold in the wake of the FDA sending the company an "approvable letter" for its prostate cancer treatment Provenge.

  • Medical Journal Raises Questions About Merck Vaccine Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | 6:07 PM ET

    The New England Journal of Medicine said in an editorial Wednesday that Merck's Gardasil, a treatment for human papillomavirus or HPV, appears to be safe and effective but "a cautious approach may be warranted" due to unanswered questions about the drug's long-term effectiveness and potential for adverse effects that could emerge over time.

  • Analyst upgrades and earnings reports were some of the catalysts behind the most actively traded stocks on Wednesday.

  • Dendreon's D-Day Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | 2:38 PM ET

    As I write this, Dendreon is about to cross the 100,000,000 trading volume threshold. If Cisco hadn't made news as well, DNDN would easily be the most active stock on any of the major exchanges today. Yesterday the FDA sent Dendreon what's called an "approvable letter". I've called it a euphemism for "delay", but essentially it means the agency says it might eventually approve a product if or when the company provides whatever other information it wants.

  • Bristol, Isis Team Up to Develop New Cardiovascular Drugs Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | 12:19 PM ET

    Bristol-Myers Squibb and Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc have announced a collaboration to discover, develop and commercialize new drugs for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

  • Celebs "Acting Up A Storm" In Last Days Of Trades Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | 11:31 AM ET

    The top 4 celebrities remain constant with Jonathan Tucker holding onto his lead with only $62,581.29 separating him from Stephen Collins. Poker champion Moneymaker is betting on Allscripts Healthcare to move him up from 4th on strong earnings after the bell Tuesday. And Hall of Famer Johnny Bench is counting on American Oriental Bioengineering to continue to perform--as he's in 5th place.

  • Guest Blogger Mishlove: My Picks For Tuesday Tuesday, 8 May 2007 | 2:18 PM ET

    Hey folks. Jeff Mishlove is here with his picks today. Let's get right to his post: This has been a very busy time for me, so I am submitting this blog a bit later than usual. However, the lateness allows me to see that the picks I recommended for yesterday are doing quite well. Two of the five are among the top two eligible stocks for the contest on Tuesday. Those are aQuantive and Blue Nile – up, as I am writing, 11.98% and 17.21% respectively.

  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration staffers on Tuesday expressed continued caution over the use of anemia drugs sold by Amgen and Johnson & Johnson , according to an agency document released on Tuesday.

  • Fox tells us it's developing a sequel to "Wall Street," and published reports say Michael Douglas will reprise his role as the villainous Gordon Gekko. The first movie didn't do that well at the box office back in 1987 ($48 million worldwide), but the REAL Wall Street loved it. Traders still quote dialogue: "If you need a friend, get a dog."

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