GO
Loading...

Drugs

More

  • 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.

  • Roche CEO: Emerging Markets Key to Momentum Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 1:11 AM ET

    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.

  • Big Pharma Bets on Obesity Drug Binge Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 2:18 AM ET

    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.

  • Bayer Has Promising Product Pipeline: CEO     Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 11:24 AM ET

    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.

  • HHS: Obamacare Saves $4.5 Billion on Medicare Drugs Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 3:09 PM ET

    Discounts up to 50 percent discount on premium drugs have been passed on to Medicare beneficiaries.

  • Crime Explodes — But an Economy Booms Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 9:39 AM ET
    Mexican marines present to the press the alleged member of Zetas drug cartel Eric Jovan Lozano Diaz (C), aka 'Cucho', and some money seized during his arrestation in Mexico city, on June 15, 2012.

    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.

  • Youthful Pot Use Linked to Testicular Cancer Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 1:42 PM ET

    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.

  • Elderly Farmer Grows Cannabis by Mistake Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 8:25 AM ET

    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.

  • A Gallery of Medical Marijuana Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 3:30 PM ET
    Depending on what your position is on the medicinal uses of marijuana, Jerome P. Kassirer, M.D. wrote in a 1997 article for the The New England Journal of Medicine that physicians who prohibit prescribing marijuana for seriously ill patients is misguided, heavy-handed, and inhumane.Thousands of suffering patients with cancer, AIDS, and other diseases claim that marijuana provides them relief from devastating symptoms such as intractable nausea, vomiting, and pain by smoking marijuana.We asked Hi

    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.

  • Surprisingly Legal Drugs Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
    Amyl nitrate is a medical treatment for heart disease and cyanide poisoning. It’s also used as an inhalant that goes by the street name “poppers,” and it’s been abused ever since the disco era.

    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.

  • Numbers Tell of Failure in Drug War Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 2:40 AM ET
    Police display almost 4,700 kilos of diverse drugs, cocaine and derivatives, seized in the last fifteen days by the Peruvian police drug enforcement agency, in Lima on May 7, 2010. Almost 4,000 kg of cocaine mixed with powdered sulfur, valued in USD 140 million, were seized in a container being shipped to Europe by sea. Drug trafficking in Peru generates revenues of USD 22,000 million (17 percent of the U.S. GDP) each year, representing an increase of between 3,000 and 4,000 million dollars over

    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.

  • Roger Clemens Acquitted on All Charges Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 5:15 PM ET
    Former all-star baseball pitcher Roger Clemens (C) and his attorney Rusty Hardin (R) arrive at the U.S. District Court after the jury announced it has a verdict in Clemens' perjury and obstruction trial June 18, 2012 in Washington, DC. The jury found Clemens not guilty on all counts.

    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.

  • Buying Sanofi Shares = Short Euros? Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 11:46 PM ET

    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.