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The FBI has warned that health care industry companies are being targeted by hackers.
Despite the fact that more than a third of U.S. adults are obese, it's been an uphill battle for developers of obesity treatments.
GameStop said Chief Executive Paul Raines underwent an unexpected surgery last week for a small cancerous brain tumor.
Chugai shares rose 21 percent following a media report that Roche Holding AG is in talks to buy the almost 40 percent stake in the Japanese firm.
FedEx was indicted in a U.S. criminal case for conspiracy to launder money over deliveries for illegal online pharmacies.
"Three weeks ago, half the population didn't know what ALS is," ALS Association Development Officer Lance Slaughter tells CNBC. "Now millions of people do."
Barbara Ryan, FTI Consulting, discusses the tremendous amount of innovation within in the biotech sector and why the segment is attractive.
The bets against smaller biotech firms are usually stock specific, but the industry as a whole offers unique opportunities for short sellers.
Blackstone Advisory's Byron Wien still sees a 20 percent return for the S&P 500 for 2014, but he admits there are things that keep him up at night.
Propelled by Facebook and Twitter, the ice bucket challenge has become a viral sensation. Now Biogen executives and CNBC are rising to the challenge.
The FDA approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients' DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths.
Is the world ready for genetically modified babies? Here's how close we really are, explains Jessica Cussins of the Center for Genetics and Society.
Tekmira Pharmaceutical's stocks have soared since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared its experimental Ebola drug for human use.
Pfizer is facing a mounting wave of lawsuits by women who allege that the company knew about possible serious side effects of its drug Lipitor.
Looking to trade on the Ebola scare? Ex-trader Turney Duff offers up what he'd do—and a word of caution.
The arrival of two U.S. Ebola patients and the testing of ill patients that recently traveled from West Africa have created fears. But are they genuine?
A lawsuit by Allergan says the unusual arrangement by Valeant Pharmaceuticals and activist investor Bill Ackman amounts to insider trading.
Sapphire glass and biotech companies are bringing out the bears ahead of this week's earnings.
The death toll from the Ebola virus in West Africa keeps growing to record levels. And ironically, that may be why there's no vaccine, said an expert.
Regulators are considering new rules to make pot-infused treats look different even when they're out of the packages.
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