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  • New threat to medical marijuana may surprise you Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 11:48 AM ET
    An employee packages a patient's cannabis at a medical cannabis center in Lakewood, Colorado.

    Medical marijuana sales growth in Colorado has dipped since recreational pot has been legalized in the state.

  • Valeant won't overpay for Salix: Bill Ackman Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 12:33 PM ET
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International’s headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, is shown in this March 30, 2011 photo.

    Valeant chief Michael Pearson won't pay too much for Salix, which earlier this week received a competing offer from Endo, Bill Ackman tells CNBC.

  • CVS: Copycat drugs may bring price cuts of 40-50% Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 7:14 AM ET

    Copycat biotech drugs in the U.S. market could cut prices of expensive medications by 40 percent to 50 percent, said a top CVS Health exec.

  • Oops! Ireland accidentally legalized these drugs Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 2:25 PM ET
    Leinster House, home of the Dail or Irish Parliament, in Dublin, Ireland

    The move happened after the Irish Court of Appeal found the 1977 Misuse of Drugs Act was unconstitutional.

  • Did AbbVie overpay for Pharmacyclics?   Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 7:47 PM ET
    Did Abbie overpay for Pharmacyclics?

    Raghuram Selvaraju, managing director, Healthcare equity research at MLV & Co, discusses whether AbbVie's acquisition of Pharmacyclics for about $21 billion is a good move.

  • JUPITER, Florida, March 2- In October 2003, Jeb Bush unveiled one of the largest economic projects in Florida history: a $500 million plan to bring Scripps Research Institute to the state and build a biomedical hub he said would generate nearly 50,000 jobs in 15 years. As governor, he described it as a "seminal moment," comparable to Walt Disney World's arrival in...

  • The Top 10 lies told on Wall Street Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:03 PM ET
    Pinocchio nose long nose

    With all the fibbers we've outed lately, Turney Duff takes a look at the top 10 lies told on Wall Street.

  • Bayer is 'focusing on life sciences'   Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Bayer is 'focusing on life sciences'

    Marijn Dekkers, CEO of Bayer, talks about the company's plans to separate themselves from their material science unit, saying they will focus on life sciences businesses going forward.

  • Bayer R&D budget to increase   Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Bayer R&D budget to increase

    Marijn Dekkers, CEO of Bayer, says the company plans to increase its R&D budget this year, after strong earnings.

  • Cherry maker CEO kills himself amid drug raid Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 3:39 PM ET
    Maraschino cherries

    Arthur Mondella, president and CEO of Dell's Maraschino Cherries, killed himself Tuesday during a drug raid.

  • LONDON, Feb 10- Global health charity Medecins du Monde launched a legal challenge on Tuesday to a European patent held by U.S. drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc which it accused of charging "exorbitant" prices for a hepatitis C drug. According to World Health Organization data, as many as 150 million people worldwide live with chronic hepatitis C infection, most of...

  • How cocaine crushed my trading skills Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 5:15 PM ET
    Cocaine

    Turney Duff, now five years sober, talks about how cocaine crushed his trading skills—and cost him and his firm millions.

  • Another reason for Wall Streeters to avoid cocaine Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 2:31 PM ET
    Cocaine

    Cocaine users seem to not to feel the losses associated with bad predictions, and this may mean their brains have more trouble learning from mistakes.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- A U.S. prosecutor sought on Tuesday to dissuade jurors from believing that the man who created the underground website Silk Road and is facing drug trafficking charges abandoned the venture long before it was shut down. Ross Ulbricht, who is on trial in Manhattan federal court, has acknowledged creating Silk Road, where drugs and other goods could...

  • No more needles: Inhaled insulin debuts in US Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 6:22 AM ET
    A Sanofi lab worker packages vaccines against the flu.

    Sanofi launched an inhalable insulin in the U.S. in a potential boost for its flagging diabetes drug sales and for patient quality of life.

  • Meet San Francisco's new weed of the month club Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 4:02 PM ET
    Bagged marijuana

    Marvina is a premium cannabis provider that offers a monthly delivery service of marijuana to consumers in San Francisco.

  • Benefits firms shouldn't play drug favorites: CEO Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    Regeneron Pharmaceuticals CEO Dr. Leonard Schleifer told CNBC on Tuesday that benefits companies should not try to practice medicine.

  • DEA kept secret phone records for years Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 6:26 PM ET
    U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

    The Justice Department kept a secret database of incoming and outgoing U.S. international calls for more than a decade.

  • Martha Stewart ordeal changed me: Sam Waksal Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:24 AM ET
    Sam Waksal of Kadmon Pharmaceuticals

    "Any event in life changes one. That was an event that probably changed me in many ways. I think I am a better person," biotech company founder Sam Waksal.

  • Flu season is off to an early start this year Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 2:49 PM ET
    A mam receives an influenza shot from a Nurse Practitioner in the MinuteClinic at the CVS/pharmacy.

    This flu season is ramping up earlier than last year's, NBC News reports.