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  • Zogenix shares fall after Purdue advances rival drug Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    March 12- Shares of Zogenix Inc fell 14 percent after Purdue Pharma LP said it was moving ahead with an abuse-resistant rival to Zogenix's much-criticised painkiller.

  • The Zohydro debate: More harm than good?     Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 3:20 PM ET

    Powerful new pain killer Zohydro, is prescribed to help people with chronic pain. Dr. Andrew Kolodny thinks the FDA has put out a drug that will kill people. Dr. Steven Garner, New York Methodist Hospital, thinks the drug will help many people who are suffering with lasting pain.

  • Controversial drug Zohydro here to stay?     Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sheila Dharmarajan discusses the new pain killer Zohydro which contains the same addictive elements as Oxycodone.

  • The opioid drug, manufactured by Zogenix Inc, contains a potent amount of an active ingredient that could be lethal to new patients and children and is not safer than other current pain drugs, the groups told the Food and Drug Administration. In December, attorneys general from 28 states also urged the FDA to reconsider its approval of the drug.

  • Groups urge FDA to halt launch of Zohydro pain drug Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 12:42 PM ET

    The opioid drug, manufactured by Zogenix Inc, contains a potent amount of an active ingredient that could be lethal to new patients and children and is not safer than other current pain drugs, the groups told the Food and Drug Administration. In December, attorneys general from 28 states also urged the FDA to reconsider its approval of the drug.

  • The go-to guy: A conversation with a drug dealer Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    While out exploring marijuana's first legal frontier, CNBC took a moment to catch up with one young man who has stayed on the darker side of weed—the illegal side.

  • Dabs—marijuana's explosive secret Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 12:37 PM ET
    Nicholas Broms, who was involved in a drug-related explosion last November. Broms was one of the growing number of casualties from manufacturing hash oil, a potent marijuana byproduct made with butane.

    From exploding kitchens to super-intense highs, making and smoking marijuana concentrate—aka “dabs”—is getting more attention in the move toward legalization.

  • Open Vape: The e-cigarette of legal pot Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 12:12 PM ET

    Todd Mitchem's company, Open Vape, manufactures a product similar to an e-cigarette. It's a pen that heats a cartridge filled with purified cannabis oil.

  • Jane West: Wife, mother and 'potrepreneur' Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 5:49 PM ET

    West, who lives in an affluent Denver suburb, calls herself "one part Martha Stewart and one part Walter White."

  • Colorado cannabis: It’s not your grandma’s joint Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 12:55 PM ET
    Sative Blondie Mix

    When it comes to recreational marijuana, forget the joint! People in Colorado are enjoying cannabis in brand new ways, including edibles, drinks, dabs and more.

  • Pot: How two cities are handling it differently Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    About 60 miles northeast of Denver a battle between legal marijuana is going on. While Greeley, Colo., is shunning marijuana, neighboring Garden City is celebrating it.

  • New pot banking rules     Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    NBC's Pete Williams reports the government has issued guidance for banks servicing legal marijuana businesses. CNBC's Jane Wells provides insight.

  • The $115 million campaign, to be overseen by the Food and Drug Administration, will target the 10 million young people aged 12 to 17 who are open to trying cigarettes or who are already experimenting with them and are in danger of becoming regular smokers, the FDA said.

  • The $115 million campaign by the Food and Drug Administration will target the 10 million people aged 12 to 17 who are open to trying cigarettes or who are already experimenting with them and are in danger of becoming regular smokers, the FDA said.

  • Discussing health-care reform, innovation and America's energy future from Davos, Switzerland, with Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas. For the world to continue to grow, Saudi Arabia needs to be a major player, Perry says.

  • Addiction and Obamacare     Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 7:50 PM ET

    Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., and Christopher Kennedy Lawford, author of "What Addicts Know: Lessons to Benefit Everyone," discuss how the Affordable Care Act could affect 23 million people with substance problems.

  • Colorado's toke tax     Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 2:44 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on "high taxes" for recreational pot growers.

  • Pot business forced to pay bills in cash     Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 1:54 PM ET

    Starbuds of Denver owner Brian Ruden provides insight into the banking hurdles facing legal pot businesses, and discusses what he would tell his children about the use of marijuana.

  • Banking challenges hit pot businesses     Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells spoke with 3D Cannabis Center manager David Martinez about the banking hurdles for legal pot businesses.

  • Pot shortage in Colorado growing?     Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    Colorado consumers have been allowed to legally purchase recreational marijuana for more than a week. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the state is already facing a pot shortage.