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CNBC's Tom Mackenzie comments on the need for a globally coordinated approach to tackling the drugs trade.
Steve Sampson, author of Narcomania: How Britain got hooked on drugs, tells CNBC that self-contradiction defines British drug policy.
Vanda Felbab-Brown, senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, tells CNBC that the drug trade is becoming more global with demand coming out of the emerging markets.
*Medicare said to get claims for illegally dispensed drugs. Aug 9- PharMerica Corp has been sued by the U.S. government, which accused the company of dispensing controlled drugs without valid prescriptions and defrauding Medicare by causing claims to be submitted for the illegally dispensed drugs.
A growing epidemic of overdoses of prescription painkillers is leading to record numbers of deaths, especially among women, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
Life after the NFL is tough for players when they retire. A look at a few and their involvement in the tech industry, with Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, of FitStar, and former NFL player Tony Mandarich, of the Mandarich Media Group.
China is barring a GlaxoSmithKline executive from leaving the country amid a widening $490 bribery scandal ensaring the drug giant.
Fresh off winning the NBA title with the Miami Heat, hoops legend Ray Allen is driving the lanes of Congress, asking for multi-year funding of diabetes research.
A man dubbed the "Godfather of Heroin" and slapped with sanctions for allegedly helping prop up Myanmar's brutal former military junta through illegal business dealings died.
The U.K.'s energy regulator proposed new rules to combat electricity theft, revealing that up to one-third of electricity stolen each year is used to power cannabis farms.
The settlement would resolve a lawsuit filed in 2011 against Lebanese Canadian Bank, accusing it of using the U.S. banking system to launder drug trafficking profits through West Africa back into Lebanon.
Andrea Sanderlin of Scarsdale, New York, has been indicted for manufacturing and possessing marijuana with intent to distribute. CNBC's Andrea Day has the details.
A Supreme Court decision gives the FTC the go-ahead to continue suing drug makers over deals that delay generic versions from being sold.
The Supreme Court says deals between pharmaceutical companies and their generic drug competitors can sometimes be illegal.
Federal Reserve's 19 policy makers when they meet in Washington this week. Now, though, consensus is building among policy makers that the time is nearing to adjust their $85 billion- a-month asset purchase program, dubbed quantitative easing, but divisions remain over just when to start reducing the dosage.
*E-cigarettes sold as less harmful alternative to tobacco. LONDON, June 13- Puffing on slim metal tubes loaded with pale yellow liquid, two London businessmen say they have between their lips a cure for what the U.N. calls "one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced".
A Westchester County, New York, woman is accused of running a massive pot operation, reports NBC's Andrea Day. And lobbying efforts to legalize some aspects of the marijuana business are making a pitch to lawmakers, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.
Andrea Sanderlin of Scarsdale, NY, has been accused of running a massive pot operation, reports NBC's Andrea Day.
Government officials, drug companies and medical experts, faced with outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs", are pushing to speed up the approval of new antibiotics, the NYT reports.
A dispute within the FDA on whether to put new lung-cancer warnings on ARBs taken by millions of people is unlikely to have any significant effect on the manufacturers stocks.