Aug 27- Roche Holding AG's planned $8 billion purchase of InterMune Inc is centered around hopes for blockbuster sales of its lung drug, but the smaller company's development pipeline may end up giving the Swiss drugmaker a far bigger bang for its buck.» Read More
Emerging markets, and in particular, Latin America will be the drivers for continued growth, Swiss drug maker Roche told CNBC, even as the company faces price pressures elsewhere.
Eli Lilly will be "very challenged" by the loss of exclusivity on several blockbuster drugs, CEO John Lechleiter told CNBC on Tuesday, but added the company can manage its growth in response.
As Christmas overeating gives way to under-fulfilled new year diets, the pharmaceutical industry's appetite has been whetted for a fresh surge in business.
Marijn Dekkers, CEO of Bayer, explains to CNBC that while Bayer has felt increased pressure on drug pricing from governments, its success in research and development has the company positioned for success.
Discounts up to 50 percent discount on premium drugs have been passed on to Medicare beneficiaries.
In the border city of Nuevo Laredo, the bodies of nine people were found hanging from a bridge — the result of a turf war between drug cartels. It exposed the Mexican government’s inability to keep the country’s violence level low enough not to scare away tourists and investors.
Scientists at the University of Southern California say they've detected a link between recreational marijuana use and a greater chance among males in their early teens through their mid-30s of contracting a particularly dangerous form of testicular cancer. NBC News reports.
A 74-year old farmer in a small town in southern Germany who had intended to grow sunflowers says he planted more than 1,000 cannabis shrubs by mistake.
Thousands of patients claim marijuana provides them relief from devastating symptoms. We asked High Times Cultivation Editor Danny Danko to put a cost on this relief.
Dr. Leonard Schleifer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals president/CEO, discusses the strategies behind his company's products, and why people using the same drug are switching to his company versus another.
The marketplace for narcotics isn’t what it used to be. Read ahead to see a list of dangerous drugs that are legal in many American states.
When policy makers in Washington worry about Mexico these days, they think in terms of a handful of numbers: Mexico’s 19,500 hectares devoted to poppy cultivation for heroin; its 17,500 hectares growing cannabis; the 95 percent of American cocaine imports brought by Mexican cartels through Mexico and Central America, the New York Times reports.
In this excerpt from a live interview with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Grupo Salinas Chairman & CEO Ricardo Salinas says Mexico's new president should try to reduce drug-related violence in Mexico by allowing illegal drugs to flow more freely to the United States buyers who are creating the demand in the first place.
Roger Clemens has been acquitted on all charges by a jury that decided he didn't lie to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.
Looking to short the euro? You could buy shares of Sanofi, the world’s fourth-largest drug company by sales, because of its limited exposure to Europe.
Two companies have teamed up to market fingerprint-based drug testing to police, prisons, and, they hope, American companies.
On Friday, Alaska Distillery seeks to capitalize on the cannabis celebrations as it officially launches the country’s first hemp-seed vodka.
It is long past time for politicians at all levels to end this bankrupt policy of Prohibition, and stop breaking down the doors of Americans who only want to possess a harmless plant in the comfort of their own homes.
Pot should remain as a controlled substance, with marijuana-based medicines (like cocaine-based medicines) available by subscription fulfilled not from your home-grown stash but through a pharmacy, contends Bob Enyart, pastor of the Denver Bible Church.
Several states with dispensaries have seen an increase in both arrests and the confiscation of marijuana plants. However, a look at DEA records shows what appears to be an uneven enforcement policy among pot-friendly states over the past several years.