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  • Aug 15- Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration indicated that the company may have to conduct an additional study to determine the abuse-deterrent capability of its experimental painkiller treatment. The FDA in May said data was insufficient to support the company's claim that the drug could not be abused by snorting.

  • FDA enables potential use of Tekmira's Ebola drug Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 4:59 PM ET

    The move enables the potential use of TKM-Ebola in individuals infected with Ebola virus.

  • The out-of-control country no one's talking about Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 8:51 AM ET
    A street market in Cidade del Este, Paraguay, is shown in this photo.

    Piracy, possible Hezbollah funding, drugs and human trafficking indicate that we should pay attention to Paraguay. Global Post reports.

  • Will generic Viagra transform China? Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 6:21 PM ET

    Viagra's patent in China has expired and some analysts expect cheaper prices will bring a surge of demand for the storied erectile dysfunction drug.

  • Feds charge Biogenesis owner Bosch in steroids case Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:23 AM ET
    In this booking photo provided by the Miami-Dade Police Department, Anthony Bosch poses for his mug shot April 4, 2012 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Bosch, founder of the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic, was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

    Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch self-surrendered to authorities, a spokesperson for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said.

  • Ebola serum arrives in Liberia, only enough for one Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 2:19 PM ET
    A pharmacist searches for drugs in a pharmacy in Lagos, Nigeria, July 26, 2014.

    A dose of experimental serum arrived in Liberia to be tried on a U.S. charity worker—but there was only enough for one of the two infected workers, NBC.

  • FedEx pleads not guilty to online pharmacy charges Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 4:07 PM ET

    FedEx said it would fight any additional charges if they are brought. FedEx is due back in court Sept. 24 in San Francisco for a status conference.

  • FedEx hires Barry Bonds lawyers for drug case Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:32 AM ET
    Former Major League Baseball player Barry Bonds (C) stands with his attorneys, Allen Ruby and Cristina Arguedas, they leave San Francisco federal court in a file photo from April 13, 2011.

    FedEx hired attorneys who represented Barry Bonds to defend against charges that it knowingly shipped packages from illegal pharmacies.

  • European shares tip lower on U.S. data, Russia risk Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:33 PM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.2 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.1 pct. *Ryanair, Reckitt outperform on earnings, dealmaking. LONDON/ PARIS, July 28- European stocks edged lower on Monday, with unspectacular U.S. data and new European sanctions against Moscow offsetting strong earnings updates from firms like Ryanair and spin-off talk from Reckitt Benckiser.

  • European shares subdued as investors weigh earnings Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 flat, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.1 pct. *Ryanair, Reckitt outperform on earnings, dealmaking. LONDON/ PARIS, July 28- European stocks traded flat on Monday, with strong earnings updates from firms like Ryanair and spin-off talk from Reckitt Benckiser balancing concerns over the implications of new international sanctions on Russia.

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- Bank of America Corp's banking unit agreed to pay $16.6 million to resolve allegations that it processed several hundred transactions for drug traffickers who are subject to U.S. sanctions, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- Bank of America Corp's banking unit agreed to pay $16.6 million to resolve allegations that it processed transactions for drug traffickers who are subject to U.S. sanctions, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Thursday.

  • FedEx indictment shouldn't hurt shares, pro says Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 4:41 PM ET
    A FedEx logo on a delivery truck

    FedEx's indictment for shipping packages from illegal online pharmacies isn't hurting shares, which makes sense to one analyst.

  • FedEx slapped with US charges over online drugs Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 6:26 AM ET
    FedEx workers unload packages from a delivery truck in San Francisco, California.

    FedEx was indicted for shipping packages from illegal online pharmacies despite repeated warnings from U.S. drug enforcement officials.

  • Fired, rehired and weighing options: WA pot smoker Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    The Washington man fired for buying legal marijuana has been offered his job back. But he's pondering his options.

  • First in line to buy pot, first to get fired too Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    The tie-dye donning guy from TV who waited almost 20 hours to buy legal pot in Washington was fired from his job for smoking weed.

  • 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.

  • Pot plants slurp up California's water supply Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    Scientists say if no action is taken during California's extreme drought, there could be dire and irreversible consequences for wildlife.

  • July 7- Endo International Plc and BioDelivery Sciences International Inc said their experimental pain drug was found effective in a second late-stage trial, taking the drug a step closer to a marketing approval.

  • Maybe those foreign Rx drugs aren't so shady Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    While there are weaknesses in the alternative market of prescription drugs, the risks are not always as serious as some claim.