CHICAGO, May 22- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is pressing meat, seafood, dairy and egg suppliers to reduce the use of antibiotics, becoming the first large retailer to take such a public stand against the excessive use of drugs in raising farm animals. Wal-Mart, the country's biggest food retailer, is also telling suppliers not to raise animals in gestation crates or in...» Read More
OAKLAND, Calif.— Three baggage handlers at Oakland International Airport are accused of using their security clearance to get marijuana-packed suitcases past checkpoints and onto planes as part of a drug smuggling ring involving 11 other people, federal prosecutors said. The group was operating as early as July 2012, according to the complaint.
LONDON, May 19- Since he ditched Marlboro Lights five years ago, Daniel's fix is fruit-flavoured nicotine gum that comes in neat, pop-out strips. He gets through 12 to 15 pieces a day and says he has "packets of the stuff" stashed all over. Psychologists and tobacco-addiction specialists, including some in world-leading laboratories in Britain, think it's now time...
BOGOTA, May 15- Colombia will suspend aerial fumigation of illegal coca plants in light of a number of studies linking the herbicide used to cancer, a move which marks the end of a decades-long strategy in the country's fight against drug trafficking. Colombia, which produces some 300 tonnes of cocaine per year, has fumigated illicit coca crops for two decades...
SYDNEY, May 1- "Decent Indonesians" understand Australian anger over the execution of two convicted drug traffickers, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said after Jakarta's ambassador in Canberra expressed sympathy for the families of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Abbott recalled Australia's ambassador to Indonesia, Paul Gibson, in protest against the...
Workers in these fields are more likely to consume heavy amounts of alcohol, the government reports.
SYDNEY, April 30- A Brazilian man executed in Indonesia for drug trafficking who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder did not understand what was happening to him until his final moments, a priest assigned as his spiritual adviser told Australia's ABC radio on Thursday. Brazil had made repeated personal pleas for Indonesia to commute his...
An Indonesian firing squad executed eight drug convicts, prompting Australia to recall its envoy and drawing an angry reaction from Brazil.
Many Native American tribes are grappling with the idea of growing marijuana on reservation land.
Medical marijuana sales growth in Colorado has dipped since recreational pot has been legalized in the state.
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.
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.
The move happened after the Irish Court of Appeal found the 1977 Misuse of Drugs Act was unconstitutional.
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...
With all the fibbers we've outed lately, Turney Duff takes a look at the top 10 lies told on Wall Street.
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.
Marijn Dekkers, CEO of Bayer, says the company plans to increase its R&D budget this year, after strong earnings.
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...
Turney Duff, now five years sober, talks about how cocaine crushed his trading skills—and cost him and his firm millions.