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  • Utah medical marijuana bill unveiled Wednesday Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Calling it a move for freedom and compassion, a state lawmaker this week unveiled a medical marijuana bill that would allow residents of conservative Utah who have chronic and debilitating diseases to use certain edible products containing THC, the chemical responsible for most of the drug's psychological effects. The government policy is...

  • Hosman is CEO of Assessments.com, a Utah company with about 100 contracts with state and county governments from Florida to California. An early advocate and true believer in the industry, Hosman has spoken at justice forums in Texas, Idaho and Washington state. He also has been a frequent visitor to county jails in his home state of Utah and other states in the...

  • BERLIN— Geneva prosecutors searched the premises of HSBC's Swiss subsidiary on Wednesday after launching a money-laundering investigation over a report that the bank helped hide millions of dollars for drug traffickers, arms dealers and celebrities. Prosecutors said they were investigating HSBC Private Bank SA and persons unknown for suspected...

  • 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

    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 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

    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.

  • Are deductibles burning a hole in your pocket? Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 9:22 AM ET
    A doctor examines a patient at the University of Miami Hospital's Emergency Department in Miami.

    Rather than pay so much out-of-pocket, many skip checkups and scrimp on care, USA Today reports.

  • 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.

  • Magic mushrooms found in the queen's garden Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    Hallucinogenic mushrooms have been discovered on the grounds of Buckingham Palace in London, NBC News reports.

  • Gilead sued over 'exorbitant' hepatitis C drug prices Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 3:55 PM ET

    Dec 10- Philadelphia's transportation authority has filed a class action lawsuit accusing Gilead Sciences Inc of charging "exorbitant" prices for its blockbuster hepatitis C drug Sovaldi. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Philadelphia by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, seeks an unspecified amount of money damages.

  • Paid doctor consultants swayed to use pricey drugs? Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 11:11 AM ET
    Lucentis, produced by Genetech.

    Doctors who used Genentech's expensive eye drug Lucentis were also among the highest-paid consultants for the company, reports the New York Times.

  • Cubist Pharm's shares soar on BIG Merck deal Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 7:59 AM ET
    A researcher at a Cubist Pharmaceuticals lab.

    Drug giant Merck said it will buy Cubist and its slate of medicines administered in hospitals, many for bacterial infections, for about $9.5 billion.

  • Silver economy: How to invest in an aging population Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 5:48 AM ET

    There is no escaping the fact that we’re all getting older, and investors are having to find new ways to make money from changes in the way we age.

  • Bob Marley to headline corporate cannabis brand Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 5:38 PM ET
    Bob Marley, circa 1976

    Bob Marley heirs say they are creating a pot-focused brand dubbed Marley Natural, reports NBC News.