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  • Ariad CEO talks Iclusig trials     Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 12:34 PM ET

    Ariad Pharmaceuticals CEO Dr. Harvey Berger, says investors are responding to his company's better overall picture, and the progress on its leukemia drug Iclusig.

  • ASCO cancer care conference kicks off     Friday, 30 May 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    In the U.S., half of all men and a third of all women will develop cancer in their lifetimes. CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports which stocks analysts are eyeing into the conference.

  • Costco results miss estimates as costs rise Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 5:24 AM ET
    A Costco store in Alhambra, Calif.

    Costco reported third-quarter results below analysts' estimates hurt by an increase in merchandise costs and other expenses.

  • Over-the-counter Cialis?     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports Sanofi and Eli Lilly announced an agreement to pursue regulatory approval of an over-the-counter version of erectile dysfunction drug Cialis.

  • Zeroing in on rising drug prices     Friday, 23 May 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports on the high cost of drug prices. Ezekial Emanuel, University of Pennsylvania; and Alex Brill, American Enterprise Institute, share their concerns and solutions for the issue.

  • Big move for PTC Therapeutics     Friday, 23 May 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    PTC Therapeutics skyrockets on a recommendation for approval in Europe for its Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy drug. CNBC's Meg Tirrell provides insight to the disease and treatment options. Shane Kovacs, PTC Therapeutics CFO, looks at the move in the stock.

  • Drug pricing in US versus world     Friday, 23 May 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports why drugs in the U.S. versus the rest of the world are priced differently.

  • Ethics of 'right to try' laws     Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 2:35 PM ET

    Lawmakers in four states are considering changing the rules to allow terminally ill people access to experimental drugs before they have FDA approval. Kenneth Goodman, University of Miami, thinks this would be a bad bet for patients. Miles Nadal, MDC Partners Chairman & CEO, weighs in.

  • Pharma deal of the day     Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell spoke with Merck Chairman & CEO Ken Frazier about the company's decision to sell its over the counter health care products to Bayer.

  • Activist Jana sees opportunities in this stock Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 4:07 PM ET
    Barry Rosenstein, founder and managing partner of Jana Partners

    Walgreen's pending acquisition of Alliance Boots can mean lower taxes and a better company, according to activist investor Barry Rosenstein.

  • Eli Lilly Chairman & CEO John Lechleiter discusses his business' expansion of its animal health unit with the acquisition of Novartis' animal health business.

  • GlaxoSmithKline CEO Sir Andrew Witty, explains the large portfolio of vaccinations his company provides, and the value added from the company's acquisition of Novartis' vaccination business.

  • Novartis acquisition adds 'tremendous value'     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 6:45 AM ET

    GlaxoSmithKline CEO Sir Andrew Witty, discusses the benefit to shareholders from his company's acquisition of Novartis' vaccination business, as well as its oncology unit.

  • Sarepta Therapeutics CEO Chris Garabedian discusses the prospects for what he calls a "potential accelerated approval" for its Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug Eteplirsen.

  • Sarepta muscle drug faces challenges     Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 2:04 PM ET

    Sarepta Therapeutics is developing a drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Its CEO Chris Garabedian discusses challenges the drug Eteplirsen has faced before the FDA.

  • Walgreens urged to leave US to gain tax benefit Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    Walgreens has come under pressure from an influential group of its shareholders, who want the US pharmacy chain to consider relocating to Europe, in what would be one of the largest tax inversions ever attempted. The FT reports.

  • Hep C breakthrough     Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 2:53 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Barbara Ryan provides insight into new guidelines from the World Health Organization, which strongly endorses two new hepatitis c drugs.

  • Flu drug stockpiles a waste of money: Report Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 6:27 AM ET

    The U.K. and U.S. governments spent millions stockpiling a flu drug that is no better than paracetamol, according to a new report.

  • Ultragenyx is now up around 150 percent from its IPO price. Its CEO Dr. Emil Kakkis provides insight on the development of its drugs, and just how committed the company is to treating patients with the diseases its drugs treat.

  • FTI Consulting managing director Barbara Ryan provides insight on new drugs showing dramatic improvement in the standard of care for high cholesterol.