The FDA said the medication is difficult to crush, break or dissolve. Purdue Pharma's new drug poses a direct commercial challenge to Zogenix's much-debated drug Zohydro, a twice-a-day hydrocodone tablet approved by the FDA last year. The FDA has been under intense public pressure to combat the national epidemic of prescription opioid abuse.» Read More
Ian Read, Pfizer CEO, discusses the pricing and affordability of drugs in the U.S. Read also weighs in on insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Mallinckrodt is buying drug maker Questcor for $5.6 billion. Barbara Ryan, FTI Consulting managing director, discusses consolidation in pharmaceuticals and shares what stocks she likes in the space.
Why do some drugs, like Gilead's Sovaldi, cost more in the U.S. than in other countries. Shelia Dharmarajian reports for "Nightly Business Report."
Almost half of Americans ages 40 to 75 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new heart disease prevention guidelines.
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.
CNBC's Sheila Dharmarajan discusses the new pain killer Zohydro which contains the same addictive elements as Oxycodone.
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.
From exploding kitchens to super-intense highs, making and smoking marijuana concentrate—aka “dabs”—is getting more attention in the move toward legalization.
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.
West, who lives in an affluent Denver suburb, calls herself "one part Martha Stewart and one part Walter White."
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.
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.
NBC's Pete Williams reports the government has issued guidance for banks servicing legal marijuana businesses. CNBC's Jane Wells provides insight.
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.
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.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on "high taxes" for recreational pot growers.
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.
CNBC's Jane Wells spoke with 3D Cannabis Center manager David Martinez about the banking hurdles for legal pot businesses.
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.
CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on the HT Growth Fund, which plans to raise $100 million over the next two years for the legal marijuana market.