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  • Pot stock scams   Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 3:40 PM ET
    Pot stock scams

    A warning about stock scams involving marijuana related companies has been issued; CNBC's Mary Thompson has the story.

  • Scammers target pot stocks   Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 1:58 PM ET
    Scammers target pot stocks

    FINRA is issuing a new investor alert called "marijuana stock scams." CNBC's Mary Thompson offers insight.

  • Marijuana stock shills are blowing smoke, US warns Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 1:38 PM ET

    FINRA warned Tuesday that scammers have been targeting investors attempting to tap into the growing U.S. marijuana industry.

  • Rocky Mountain high... tracking pot from seed to sale

    Colorado and Washington are trying to figure out a system to regulate and track the use of legalized marijuana, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • How legalizing cannabis could boost the economy   Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 11:40 AM ET
    How legalizing cannabis could boost the economy

    Doug Fine, author of 'Too High to Fail', explains the benefits to the economy that legalizing cannabis in the U.S. would have.

  • The evolution of the drugs trade   Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 11:50 AM ET
    The evolution of the drugs trade

    CNBC's Tom Mackenzie comments on the need for a globally coordinated approach to tackling the drugs trade.

  • The relationship between global drugs and banks   Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 2:30 AM ET
    	 The relationship between global drugs and banks

    Steve Sampson, author of Narcomania: How Britain got hooked on drugs, tells CNBC that self-contradiction defines British drug policy.

  • Drug trade has become much more global: Expert   Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 1:50 AM ET
      Drug trade has become much more global: Expert

    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
    NFL players' big plays in digital

    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
    Indictment for Soccer Mom/Pot Dealer

    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
    Pot in the Suburbs and on the Hill

    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
    Women Caught in the 'Weeds' in Westchester

    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.