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  • Aug 22- Pharmacy chain Walgreen Co suffered a system outage for several hours on Friday, taking all of its 8,200 pharmacy outlets offline and delaying prescription orders. The company faced a "technical issue" during a system update and had to bring the entire system offline to resolve it, spokesman Michael Polzin said.

  • Walgreen stores go offline due to technical glitch Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 5:21 PM ET

    Aug 22- Pharmacy chain Walgreen Co suffered a system outage for several hours on Friday, taking all of its 8,200 pharmacy outlets offline and delaying prescription orders. The company faced a "technical issue" during a system update and had to bring the entire system offline to resolve it, spokesman Michael Polzin said.

  • Big change for pain drugs     Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the Drug Enforcement Administration is changing the rules around pain drugs like Vicodin. The drugs will be deemed "schedule 2 substances," versus the less restrictive "schedule 3."

  • Obesity treatment sales fall short     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:26 AM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell provides insight to the definition of obesity by the CDC, and which drug companies are working on treatments in the space.

  • Aug 14- Top U.S. hedge fund managers did some shopping for shares of discount retailer Dollar General Corp and drug store operator Walgreen Co in the second quarter.

  • Forest fire threatens illegal marijuana grows     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    A massive fire in Northern California has so far burned close to 12,000 acres and injured 12 people. CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the costs to the state, as well as to marijuana growers.

  • Ebola not easily spread: Doctor     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 3:19 PM ET

    Dr. Beth Bell, CDC Infectious Diseases Center, discusses the Ebola crisis in West Africa, and the risks to U.S. citizens. Bell explains current experimental treatments.

  • Pharma companies rush to help Ebola     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 2:17 PM ET

    The CDC Director is testifying before Congress on Ebola, and pharma companies are scrambling to create drugs to help. CNBC's Meg Tirrell, and Michael Yee, RBC Capital Markets, discuss some of these companies.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 6- Major U.S. stock indexes ended little changed on Wednesday, as tensions in Ukraine and Russia and a failed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile offset gains in consumer staples shares.

  • *Walgreen to buy remaining 55 pct of Alliance Boots. *Walgreen says inversion deal not in interests of investors. Aug 6- U.S. retailer Walgreen Co said it would not use a full takeover of Europe's biggest pharmacy chain, Alliance Boots, to move its domicile overseas, following fierce criticism of such tax-cutting deals at home.

  • *Walgreen to buy remaining 45 pct of Alliance Boots. *Walgreen says inversion deal not in interests of investors. Aug 6- U.S. retailer Walgreen Co won't use a full takeover of Europe's biggest pharmacy chain Alliance Boots to move its domicile overseas, it said on Wednesday, following fierce criticism of such tax-cutting deals at home.

  • Aug 6- U.S. retailer Walgreen Co will make a full takeover of Europe's biggest pharmacy chain Alliance Boots, but won't use the deal to move its tax domicile overseas after fierce criticism of such tax-cutting moves at home.

  • Aug 6- U.S. retailer Walgreen Co will make a full takeover of Europe's biggest pharmacy chain Alliance Boots, but won't use the deal to move its tax domicile overseas after fierce criticism of such tax-cutting moves at home.

  • Will generic Viagra transform China? Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 6:21 PM ET

    Viagra's patent in China has expired and some analysts expect cheaper prices will bring a surge of demand for the storied erectile dysfunction drug.

  • **Drug retailer's shares down 5.7 pct at $68 in late afternoon trading. **Sky News reports that the pharmacy chain will remain headquartered in the United States, spurning the chance of a so-called tax-inversion deal, after it buys the rest of European drug chain Alliance Boots.

  • Aug 5- U.S. pharmacy chain Walgreen Co will remain headquartered in the United States, spurning the chance of a so-called tax-inversion, after it buys the rest of European drug chain Alliance Boots, Sky News reported on Tuesday.

  • The push back on Sovaldi     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:52 PM ET

    Insurance companies are hurting from the high cost of hepatitis C drug Sovaldi. Arthur Caplan, NYU Langone Medical Center, and CNBC's Bertha Coombs, share their opinions.

  • The $84,000 drug debate     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports which insurance stocks are hurting from the high cost of hepatitis C Sovaldi.

  • Drug costs hit insurers: Gilead still a buy?     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports which insurance stocks are feeling the pressure from high drug costs. FMHR trader Stephen Weiss advises investors to stick with Gilead.

  • FedEx indicted for prescription roulette     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports FedEx has been indicted on 15 criminal counts for helping Internet pharmacies deliver drugs to buyers in the U.S. without prescriptions.