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  • The Da Vinci Code: Growing Sales, Growing Concerns Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 11:04 AM ET

    In recent years, as the surgical robot's popularity has grown, so have questions and concerns about its safety, training and the aggressiveness of its marketing.

  • Irish drugmaker Elan has sweetened the terms on offer to shareholders under its $3.25 billion disposal plan, as it aims to stave off an approach for the company from U.S. investment firm Royalty Pharma.

  • Slower Growth of Health Costs Eases US Deficit Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    A sharp and surprisingly persistent slowdown in the growth of health care costs is helping to narrow the federal deficit, leaving budget experts trying to figure out whether the trend will last.

  • Pfizer Unit IPO Carries a Huge Price Tag Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 8:17 AM ET

    Pfizer's unit Zoetis plans to sell 86.1 million shares at between $22 and $25 each in an initial public offering.

  • Eli Lilly will be "very challenged" by the loss of exclusivity on several blockbuster drugs, CEO John Lechleiter told CNBC on Tuesday, but added the company can manage its growth in response.

  • Device Makers Face Excise Tax     Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 1:27 PM ET

    States are setting up health insurance exchanges, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs. Max Nisen, Business Insider, also weighs in.

  • Obamacare Tax Hikes May Just Be Getting Started Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 3:20 PM ET

    It's hard to see how lawmakers can avoid touching health insurance if they want to eliminate loopholes and curtail deductions so as to raise revenue and lower tax rates.

  • DaVita May Profit From Obamacare Boost: Pro Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 4:43 PM ET

    DaVita could be a beneficiary among health care stocks from changes in the U.S. health care market, an analyst said Wednesday.

  • Surprising Cities Where New Businesses Are Built Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 12:14 PM ET

    While Silicon Valley and other traditional high-tech hubs claim dominance as places for startups, demand for health care  and other business services has put places like Indianapolis and Salt Lake City on the entrepreneurial map.

  • The managing partner of Google's venture capital, Bill Maris,  says under-investment in health sciences is short-sighted.

  • DNA

    The goal is to enable physicians and pharmaceutical companies to use complex genetic data to tailor treatment on an individual basis, according to Mike Pellini, CEO of Foundation Medical.

  • Baxter Is Not Your Typical Robot Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:26 PM ET
    Baxter Robot

    That may sound strange, but in a world where robots are becoming more common on assembly lines, in manufacturing plants and shipping centers, Baxter takes robotics to a new level.

  • Outdated Business Model? Try Predictive Analytics Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:25 PM ET

    Industries across the board are embracing the idea of collecting and analyzing data to predict future outcomes as a way to enhance product quality and gain a competitive edge.

  • Qualcomm's Jacobs: Mighty Payoff to Mobile Medicine Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:53 AM ET

    Qualcomm's CEO Paul Jacobs says the smart phone will become a focal point for wirelessly connecting medical devices, diagnostics and sensors, and providing near real-time information.

  • Stakes for Alzheimer's Cure Rise as America Ages Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:56 PM ET
    Man with Alzheimer

    The aging of America is taking a toll on the health care system. By 2050, the cost of treating Alzheimer's patients will hit $1 trillion a year.

  • Skin Cancer Thrives as Tanning Culture Survives Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:17 AM ET
    Doctor examining skin cancer

    Despite piles of research on the skin cancer risks of sun exposure and tanning beds, dermatologists and cancer groups struggle to persuade people to protect their skin from ultraviolet rays.

  • Food Allergy Business Booms Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:08 AM ET
    Strawberry Shortcakes

    With 12 million Americans allergic to one food item or another, sales of specialty foods are soaring.

  • Seeking Cures, Patients Enlist Mice Stand-Ins Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 1:11 PM ET

    In what could be the ultimate in personalized medicine, animals bearing your disease, or part of your anatomy, can serve as your personal guinea pig, so to speak. Some researchers call them avatars, like the virtual characters in movies and online games the New York Times reports.

  • US Tech, Health Care Stocks Look Attractive: CIO Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 7:57 AM ET

    Despite gloomy data out of China weighing on the outlook for U.S. earnings, U.S. equities are looking attractive for U.S. investors, Sam Peters, CIO and portfolio manager at global investment management firm Leg Mason Capital Management, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Job Growth: Why the US Remains Stuck in Neutral Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 12:51 PM ET
    Career Fair

    What the latest employment figures mean, experts say, is that getting the U.S. back to work remains—and is expected to be—a slow and painful process.