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  • OAKLAND, Calif.— Three baggage handlers at Oakland International Airport are accused of using their security clearance to get marijuana-packed suitcases past checkpoints and onto planes as part of a drug smuggling ring involving 11 other people, federal prosecutors said. The group was operating as early as July 2012, according to the complaint.

  • INSIGHT-Is nicotine all bad? Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 5:59 AM ET

    LONDON, May 19- Since he ditched Marlboro Lights five years ago, Daniel's fix is fruit-flavoured nicotine gum that comes in neat, pop-out strips. He gets through 12 to 15 pieces a day and says he has "packets of the stuff" stashed all over. Psychologists and tobacco-addiction specialists, including some in world-leading laboratories in Britain, think it's now time...

  • BOGOTA, May 15- Colombia will suspend aerial fumigation of illegal coca plants in light of a number of studies linking the herbicide used to cancer, a move which marks the end of a decades-long strategy in the country's fight against drug trafficking. Colombia, which produces some 300 tonnes of cocaine per year, has fumigated illicit coca crops for two decades...

  • SYDNEY, May 1- "Decent Indonesians" understand Australian anger over the execution of two convicted drug traffickers, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said after Jakarta's ambassador in Canberra expressed sympathy for the families of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Abbott recalled Australia's ambassador to Indonesia, Paul Gibson, in protest against the...

  • Workers in these fields are most likely to drink Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 11:37 AM ET
    drinking alcohlism

    Workers in these fields are more likely to consume heavy amounts of alcohol, the government reports.

  • SYDNEY, April 30- A Brazilian man executed in Indonesia for drug trafficking who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder did not understand what was happening to him until his final moments, a priest assigned as his spiritual adviser told Australia's ABC radio on Thursday. Brazil had made repeated personal pleas for Indonesia to commute his...

  • Indonesia executes drug convicts, sparks anger Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:26 PM ET
    Supporters of Australians on death row in Indonesia Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran participate in a candlelight vigil at Martin Place in Sydney on April 28, 2015.

    An Indonesian firing squad executed eight drug convicts, prompting Australia to recall its envoy and drawing an angry reaction from Brazil.

  • Native tribes debate entering legal pot business Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in southeastern Utah.

    Many Native American tribes are grappling with the idea of growing marijuana on reservation land.

  • New threat to medical marijuana may surprise you Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 11:48 AM ET
    An employee packages a patient's cannabis at a medical cannabis center in Lakewood, Colorado.

    Medical marijuana sales growth in Colorado has dipped since recreational pot has been legalized in the state.

  • Valeant won't overpay for Salix: Bill Ackman Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 12:33 PM ET
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International’s headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, is shown in this March 30, 2011 photo.

    Valeant chief Michael Pearson won't pay too much for Salix, which earlier this week received a competing offer from Endo, Bill Ackman tells CNBC.

  • CVS: Copycat drugs may bring price cuts of 40-50% Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 7:14 AM ET

    Copycat biotech drugs in the U.S. market could cut prices of expensive medications by 40 percent to 50 percent, said a top CVS Health exec.

  • Oops! Ireland accidentally legalized these drugs Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 2:25 PM ET
    Leinster House, home of the Dail or Irish Parliament, in Dublin, Ireland

    The move happened after the Irish Court of Appeal found the 1977 Misuse of Drugs Act was unconstitutional.

  • Did AbbVie overpay for Pharmacyclics?   Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 7:47 PM ET
    Did Abbie overpay for Pharmacyclics?

    Raghuram Selvaraju, managing director, Healthcare equity research at MLV & Co, discusses whether AbbVie's acquisition of Pharmacyclics for about $21 billion is a good move.

  • JUPITER, Florida, March 2- In October 2003, Jeb Bush unveiled one of the largest economic projects in Florida history: a $500 million plan to bring Scripps Research Institute to the state and build a biomedical hub he said would generate nearly 50,000 jobs in 15 years. As governor, he described it as a "seminal moment," comparable to Walt Disney World's arrival in...

  • The Top 10 lies told on Wall Street Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:03 PM ET
    Pinocchio nose long nose

    With all the fibbers we've outed lately, Turney Duff takes a look at the top 10 lies told on Wall Street.

  • Bayer is 'focusing on life sciences'   Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Bayer is 'focusing on life sciences'

    Marijn Dekkers, CEO of Bayer, talks about the company's plans to separate themselves from their material science unit, saying they will focus on life sciences businesses going forward.

  • Bayer R&D budget to increase   Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Bayer R&D budget to increase

    Marijn Dekkers, CEO of Bayer, says the company plans to increase its R&D budget this year, after strong earnings.

  • Cherry maker CEO kills himself amid drug raid Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 3:39 PM ET
    Maraschino cherries

    Arthur Mondella, president and CEO of Dell's Maraschino Cherries, killed himself Tuesday during a drug raid.

  • LONDON, Feb 10- Global health charity Medecins du Monde launched a legal challenge on Tuesday to a European patent held by U.S. drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc which it accused of charging "exorbitant" prices for a hepatitis C drug. According to World Health Organization data, as many as 150 million people worldwide live with chronic hepatitis C infection, most of...

  • How cocaine crushed my trading skills Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 5:15 PM ET

    Turney Duff, now five years sober, talks about how cocaine crushed his trading skills—and cost him and his firm millions.