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  • 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."

  • Aug 19- The U.S. government has extended a contract with Cytori Therapeutics to develop a cell-derived treatment for burns, the company said on Tuesday. The government's Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority will provide up to $20.4 million to fund early development and costs associated with a clinical trial.

  • Hot biotech drugs     Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports which biotech drug developments investors are excited about.

  • Fighting obesity with Rxs     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 2:17 PM ET

    Zafgen CEO Tom Hughes discusses the company's dedication to tackle obesity, with CNBC's Meg Tirrell. Hughes says the new drug works to impact the way the body handles fat.

  • Red hot biotech stocks     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 3:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan runs through today's big biotech movers.

  • Time to buy biotech?     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 4:38 PM ET

    Barbara Ryan, FTI Consulting, discusses the tremendous amount of innovation within in the biotech sector and why the segment is attractive.

  • Biotechs race for Ebola cure     Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 5:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell looks at companies in the early stages of Ebola drug and vaccine trials.

  • Merck & Pfizer beat the Street     Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 10:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports both Merck and Pfizer beat earnings expectations amid patent expirations.

  • What's coming in biotech?     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    "The market is very favorable for biotech these days," says Les Funtleyder, Bluecloud Healthcare, in discussing growth in the space.

  • CNBC's Meg Tirrell speaks to Dr. George Scangos, Biogen Idec CEO, about the company's Q2 earnings surge, drug pipeline, and America's tax code. Scangos says we need a corporate tax rate that is competitive with rest of the world and a territorial tax system.

  • Faber Report: Puma Biotech surges     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports Puma Biotechnology surges on positive results for a breast cancer drug.

  • Analyst calls out Yellen's biotech comments     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Mark Schoenbaum, ISI Group, explains why his views differ from Janet Yellen on whether the biotech sector is forming a bubble.

  • How will Yellen's comments impact US stocks?     Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 11:34 PM ET

    Dodge Dorland, Chairman & Chief Investment Officer at Landor & Fuest Capital Managers, says social media and biotech stocks may see more downside in the short run.

  • Fed hits social, tech stocks     Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:02 PM ET

    After Janet Yellen's comments on stretched valuations in the social media and biotech sectors, CNBC's Seema Mody looks at what stocks are taking the biggest hit.

  • Next global epidemic?     Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports which biotech companies are working on what analysts say could be the next big biotech catalyst known as NASH, or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.

  • Acorda 'firmly on the side of research': CEO     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    Ron Cohen, Acorda Therapeutics CEO, discusses merger activity in the pharma sector and whether his company is planning an acquisition.

  • Biotech buys right now     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 5:46 PM ET

    The S&P Biotech ETF is down 7 percent this week. Robyn Karnauskas, Deutsche Bank biotechnology director, shares her large and small cap picks.

  • Rough day for biotech     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 1:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports biotech stocks are performing lower than the broader markets.

  • Protect yourself from fake medicine     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 1:55 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn follows up on his investigation into the high cost of prescription drugs and reports how consumers can protect themselves from getting fake medicine.

  • Incubating biotech's boom     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    Quincy College in Massachusetts created a two year program to fill bio-manufacturing technician positions. CNBC's Mary Thompson reports how the school is fueling job growth.