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  • 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.

  • Deadly epidemic: Prescription drug overdoses Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 9:30 AM ET

    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.

  • NFL players' big plays in digital     Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 3:23 PM ET

    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 blocks Glaxo finance head from leaving Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 12:07 PM ET
    GlaxoSmithKline Shanghai headquarters

    China is barring a GlaxoSmithKline executive from leaving the country amid a widening $490 bribery scandal ensaring the drug giant.

  • NBA's Ray Allen turns the heat on diabetes funding Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 1:29 PM ET
    Ray Allen

    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.

  • Man Dubbed 'Godfather of Heroin' Dies in Myanmar Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 3:23 AM ET
    A heroin user prepares his syringe.

    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.

  • Why Do UK Thieves Steal Electricity? To Grow Pot! Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 9:12 AM ET
    Ofgem hopes new regulations will crack down on drug farms

    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.

  • Indictment for Soccer Mom/Pot Dealer     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 4:49 PM ET

    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.

  • High Court's Generic Drug Ruling 'a Holy Mess' Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 3:58 PM ET
    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

    A Supreme Court decision gives the FTC the go-ahead to continue suing drug makers over deals that delay generic versions from being sold.

  • Court: 'Pay-to-Delay' Generic Drugs Can Be Illegal Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 10:52 AM ET

    The Supreme Court says deals between pharmaceutical companies and their generic drug competitors can sometimes be illegal.

  • Pot in the Suburbs and on the Hill     Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 1:08 PM ET

    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.

  • Women Caught in the 'Weeds' in Westchester     Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 11:16 AM ET

    Andrea Sanderlin of Scarsdale, NY, has been accused of running a massive pot operation, reports NBC's Andrea Day.

  • Pressure Grows to Create Drugs for ‘Superbugs’ Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 1:45 AM ET
    A hospital epidemiologist and a geneticist at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md.

    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.

  • Stocks to Shrug Off Blood-Pressure Drug Dispute Friday, 31 May 2013 | 4:29 PM ET

    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.

  • Actavis to Buy Warner Chilcott for $8.5 Billion Monday, 20 May 2013 | 8:11 AM ET
    Warner Chilcott Ltd.'s acne treatment Doryx.

    Generic drugmaker Actavis will buy specialty pharmaceuticals company Warner Chilcott in a stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.

  • Pfizer Inc.'s Viagra medication

    In a first for the drug industry, Pfizer told The Associated Press that the drugmaker will begin selling its popular erectile dysfunction pill Viagra directly to patients on its website.

  • High Court Weighs Drug Companies' Generics Policy Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 9:49 AM ET

    Federal regulators are pressing the Supreme Court to stop big pharmaceuticals from paying generic drug competitors to delay releasing cheaper versions of brand-name drugs.

  • Roger Parloff, Fortune senior editor, says businesses are sprouting in states like Colorado and Washington, where selling cannabis is now legal.

  • Big—And Even Bizarre—Busts and Seizures Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 4:59 PM ET

    What are some of the major seizures and big busts law enforcers have made in recent years? Click on to see 10 cases that were record-breaking, major, or even bizarre in nature.