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  • Lilly Beats Second-Quarter Forecasts, Raises 2007 View Tuesday, 24 Jul 2007 | 8:01 AM ET

    Eli Lilly Tuesday posted better-than-expected second-quarter earnings helped by surging sales of its prescription drugs, including depression treatment Cymbalta, and the company raised its 2007 profit forecast.

  • Court Rules in Favor of Ariad in Eli Lilly Suit Monday, 9 Jul 2007 | 5:26 PM ET

    Ariad Pharmaceuticals said a U.S. federal court ruled in favor of it and co-complainants in a patent infringement case against Eli Lilly, saying that the patent was valid and enforceable.

  • Market pros will be looking closely at the tech sector in the upcoming earnings season, but for investors seeking a quick pop, they need look no further than the energy sector as oil prices remain at record levels.

  • Avandia Fight: Drs. Nissen And Home "Battle" Over Drug Tuesday, 26 Jun 2007 | 11:33 AM ET
    GlaxoSmithKline's Avandia

    The huge auditorium at the McCormick Place Convention Center was packed to the rafters. It was standing room only in the 45-hundred seat theater, although the fire department wouldn't let people stand. The doctors, scientists, and educators at the American Diabetes Association's Annual Meeting came to see the rock stars of their world--Dr. Steven Nissen who wrote the controversial New England Journal of Medicine report questioning the safety of GlaxoSmithKline's Avandia and Dr. Phillip Home who wrote--also in NEJM--the subsequent interim analysis of a GSK-sponsored study that, so far, supports Avandia's safety.

  • Knowin' When to Hold 'Em Tuesday, 12 Jun 2007 | 7:01 PM ET

    If you’re dead set on cradling your drugmaker darlings, there are only a few Cramer thinks are worth owning.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • ASCO: The Super Bowl Of Science Friday, 1 Jun 2007 | 1:41 PM ET

    What’s the biggest event of the year for biotech and big pharma? It’s the 43rd ASCO Annual Meeting where drug companies present new research that could indicate whether their cancer drugs are blockbusters or duds. It starts this Friday night in Chicago - what should you expect?

  • Stocks That Pay Dividends Are A Good Bet For Retirement Thursday, 10 May 2007 | 10:26 AM ET

    Joseph Keating, chief investment officer at First American Asset Management, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that dividend stocks are a good bet in retirement.

  • Depressed Dog

    On the heels of Eli Lilly's new anti-depressant drug for dogs (your dog is depressed? TAKE HIM FOR A WALK), a viewer alerted me to a new drug from a small company called Vical, in conjunction with Merck and Sanofi-Aventis. They've come up with a vaccine to treat melanoma in dogs. SKIN CANCER IN DOGS?

  • Randall Tobias, Ambassador and Acting Administrator of U.S. AID, speaks with reporters at the Stockholm Conference for Lebanon's Early Recovery in Stockholm in this Aug. 31, 2006 file photo. Tobias, resigned Friday, citing personal reasons. (AP Photo/Scanpix,Anders Wiklund, File)

    A woman apologized Monday for outing former Eli Lilly chairman and top State Department official Randall Tobias as a client of her escort service but said it was necessary to prove her company was doing legal business.

  • Washington No Stranger to Sex Scandals Monday, 30 Apr 2007 | 5:50 PM ET
    Randall Tobias, Ambassador and Acting Administrator of U.S. AID, speaks with reporters at the Stockholm Conference for Lebanon's Early Recovery in Stockholm in this Aug. 31, 2006 file photo. Tobias, resigned Friday, citing personal reasons. (AP Photo/Scanpix,Anders Wiklund, File)

    The resignation of a top State Department official following ties to an alleged prostitution ring is just the latest of a number of sex scandals to rock Washington, D.C.'s elite in years past.

  • Depressed Pooch? Eli Lilly Gets FDA Approval for New Drug Wednesday, 25 Apr 2007 | 11:19 AM ET

    Eli Lilly  announced Wednesday it has received approval from the FDA to market Reconcile, the first selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class of antidepressants approved by the FDA for treatment of canine separation anxiety in conjunction with behavior modification training.

  • Several other major drug companies were apparently interested in buying MedImmune, including Merck, Eli Lilly and possibly Novartis, CNBC’s David Faber reported Tuesday.

  • MedImmune may be close to completing a sale of the company just days after the drugmaker said it hired Goldman Sachs to explore opportunities, sources told CNBC's David Faber on Wednesday. "They are looking to get this deal done over the weekend," Faber said. "Monday morning is what I'm hearing."

  • Investors celebrated Tax Day with a broad-based rally and the S&P 500 closed at its highest level in nearly seven years, boosted by Citigroup's strong earnings report and a surge in M&A activity. "Expectations for this quarter are quite low and so far everything has beat, which has given the market a boost," said Barry Hyman, market strategist at EKN Financial.

  • Today's Trivia Questions For Bonus Bucks Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 1:07 PM ET

    Hey everyone. Here are today's trivia questions. The Bonus Bucks sure come in handy, so here you go: The video is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Eli Lilly beat the street this morning and boosted its full-year guidance. By how much did they beat the street? And the news question is worth $1,000 Bonus Bucks: Sallie Mae has agreed to sell the company to J.C. Flowers & Co . How much will they pay per share?

  • Lilly Tops Estimates, Boosts Guidance Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 10:39 AM ET

    Drug maker Eli Lilly reported first-quarter earnings and sales ahead of market expectations Monday and also boosted guidance for the year, thanks to strong sales of drugs for schizophrenia and depression.

  • John Lechleiter President and Chief Operating Officer of Eli Lilly, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that sales of Zyprexa, a drug used to treat schizophrenia, are strong. “We continue to be very bullish about Zyprexa,” Lechleiter said Monday. “We saw 6% sales growth in the U.S. this quarter. We had 14% sales growth internationally.”

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Friday, 13 Apr 2007 | 8:15 PM ET

    Cramer can't help but be sad on a Friday -- that means no more Lightning Rounds until Monday. Home Gamers can make due with his calls on JetBlue, Citigroup, Eli Lilly, Crocs and more...Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • A Whole New Animal Hospital Friday, 13 Apr 2007 | 6:24 PM ET

    Health care and insurance are two of the fastest-growing segments of the booming pet market. And big drug makers such as Pfizer, Novartis and Eli Lilly have taken note.

  • MedImmune Hires Goldman to Explore Sale Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | 11:09 AM ET

    U.S. biotechnology company MedImmune  has hired Goldman Sachs to explore a sale of the company, which has a market capitalization of $8.8 billion, people familiar with the situation said on Thursday.