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  • Are PBH's Glory Days Over?     Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 2:26 PM ET

    Are pharmacy benefit managers becoming obsolete? CNBC's Herb Greenberg says consumers can now buy away from their PBM and insurance plans at Costco, Walmart, Target, and Walgreens.

  • Beach

    Has this summer's wild market set you on a self-destructive course of drug and booze abuse? It just may have.

  • From Freud to Winehouse: The ‘Anatomy of Addiction’ Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 2:08 PM ET
    Sigmund Freud

    One out of 4 Americans will have either a substance abuse or addiction problem at some point in their lives. Some of these addicts have even managed to change the world. Take for example, Sigmund Freud. Now the author of a new book takes us on an amazing journey looking at the "Anatomy of Addiction."

  • 'Carmageddon' Descends Upon Los Angeles Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 2:18 PM ET

    If you live in Los Angeles, you know that this weekend the 405 freeway will be completely shut down—completely—between the 10 and the 101 freeways. They're calling it "Carmageddon," and it is the end of the world as we know it. This is a town where freeways are more important than world peace.

  • Roger Clemens being sworn in before testifying before US House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on February 13, 2008.

    Roger Clemens' tenacious pursuit of victory on the pitcher's mound re-emerges this week as he goes on trial on charges he lied when he denied using drugs and confronts his chief accuser, the former friend who says he injected Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone.

  • The Best Books for Summer 2011 Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 9:54 AM ET
    Whether you’re heading to the beach, the mountains or to far-away lands, summer is a great time to kick back and relax. And there’s nothing better than relaxing with a good book. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of what we think are this summer’s best reads. From a rock and roll star’s tell all, to loving the rat race, to rage in the Middle East, it’s an eclectic group selected to inspire, teach and amuse. So, click ahead and get reading!

    There’s nothing better than relaxing with a good book. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of what we think are this summer’s best reads. Check out the list!

  • Bradley Jack

    Bradley Jack, a former head of investment banking at Lehman Brothers, was arrested for trying to use a forged prescription to buy Oxycontin and Ritalin in Connecticut.

  • Dog Caught Hiding In Cat Costume Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 12:34 PM ET

    It's Friday. Here's your video treat of the day.

  • How My Mom Discovered Crack Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 11:00 AM ET

    With the economy seemingly sliding into another slump, it's good to remember just how much progress we've made over the past few decades. Crime, for instance, has fallen dramatically.

  • The War on Prostate Cancer     Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 10:11 AM ET

    An experimental drug is showing early promise in treating this cancer, with Michael Morrissey, Exelixis CEO.

  • Drug Trade Flourishes in Spanish Port Town Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 2:10 AM ET

    Andalusia has the highest unemployment rate among Spain’s 17 regions, 29.7 percent at the end of the first quarter, according to the National Institute of Statistics. That compares with a national jobless rate of 21 percent, double the European Union average.

  • Shares of Optimer Jump on FDA Drug Approval Friday, 27 May 2011 | 5:37 PM ET

    Dificid is the first new FDA- drug approved for the infection in nearly 25 years, according to Optimer Pharmaceuticals.

  • Executives, Prostitutes and Big Lines of … Salt? Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 5:31 AM ET
    prostitute

    A Munich Re unit has cancelled a trip to Monaco for top executives after details of a sex party in Budapest emerged and it became clear that the so-called incentive trips for sales execs have not been a single event.

  • Cramer: Important Earnings to Watch Next Week Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 6:30 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host reveals what earnings he plans to monitor in the days to come.

  • Wednesday Lights Up as Weed—nesday Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 9:03 AM ET
    Marijuana joint

    April 20—4/20—is a big day for the business of marijuana. Not the medical stuff, the illegal kind. Urban legend holds that "420" began decades ago as the time of day some high school kids in the Bay Area would meet after school to light up.

  • The 16 Top Medical Marijuana Strains Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 4:50 PM ET
    With 14(?) U.S. states already allowing medicinal marijuana users a legal alternative to managing their own pain, advocates fighting to legalize, regulate and tax cannabis claim their time is near. In November, California voters had the opportunity to end cannabis prohibition all together with Proposition 19 forcing the global spotlight on the issue of pot law reform for recreational use. Medicinal use of the plant, however, continue to forge on as a trojan horse of sorts. As more chronic pain s

    We consulted Danny Danko, High Times magazine's senior cultivation editor, to help us identify the most popular strains for medicinal use.

  • In Pictures: The Edible Marijuana Market Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 11:10 AM ET

    From candy to cookbooks, take a look at some of the entrants in the edible marijuana market!

  • Marijuana Seed Company Sees Budding Business Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 3:54 PM ET
    Marijuana & Money: A CNBC Special Report

    Now that Centennial Seed has established a presence in Colorado, selling cannabis seeds to producers of medical marijuana, Ben Holmes wants to tackle 14 other states, where the drug is legal.

  • Lab Firms Cater to Medical Marijuana Business Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 11:38 AM ET

    Labs like Full Spectrum and Steep Hill are springing up to serve the medical marijuana dispensaries and patients in states like Colorado and California to test the strength and purity of the drug.

  • Prices have been dropping nationwide over the past three to four years, with medical marijuana states like Oregon  and Montana home to the lowest prices.  

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