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  • Yoda

    Yoda made an appearance at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) conference here in Chicago on Sunday. At the end of his speech in the opening session, the outgoing president of the organization played a "Star Wars" clip with the sage saying, "Try not. Do or do not. There is no try." He was trying to make a point about the ACC's role in forging healthcare reform.

  • Vytorin Expert Panel Says 'Go Back to Statins' Sunday, 30 Mar 2008 | 8:18 PM ET
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    In the absence of evidence that the cholesterol fighter Vytorin works better than a cheaper drug known as a statin, patients should turn back to using statins and other proven drugs, an expert panel said on Sunday.

  • Vytorin Heart Study Expanded; Results Delayed Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 5:30 PM ET

    U.S. researchers said on Friday they plan to expand the size of a major study to determine the heart benefits of the controversial cholesterol fighter Vytorin, which they said would delay results until 2012.

  • I don't know how I missed this one, but the Wall Street Journal's Health Blog didn't forget that this week that Pfizer and, perhaps, some men and women are celebrating the tenth birthday of Viagra. So, happy birthday little blue pill.

  • Friday Trades: Tech, Pharma and Education Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 2:56 PM ET
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    Ahead of the weekend, CNBC asks the experts where investors should place their bets.

  • Pharma Stocks: Danger = Opportunity Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 1:22 PM ET
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    The pharmaceutical sector faces the looming "patent cliff" -- but Credit Suisse's Catherine Arnold finds lots of opportunities in the sector for the careful investor.

  • Stocks Close Lower as Oracle Spurs Concerns Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 4:37 PM ET

    Stocks retreated Thursday after another analyst warning on the financial sector and disappointing earnings from Oracle.

  • Merck's Singulair Scrutinized for Safety by FDA Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 11:35 AM ET

    U.S. regulators on Thursday said they are probing a possible connection between Merck's Singulair asthma drug and suicidal behavior.

  • J&J, Merck & Wyeth Tops in Big Pharma CEO Pay Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | 11:31 AM ET
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    As proxy statements pop up on www.sec.gov, investors can get a peek at who's making what. When you go to the web site, click on "Search for company filings," then click on "Companies and other filers," enter the ticker symbol, click on "Find companies" and then open up the "14A" or proxy statement.

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    These days there's been a lot of media attention paid to the Merck and Schering-Plough partnership on the cholesterol-fighting drugs Zetia and Vytorin. But there's another less-known and little-talked-about respiratory MRK/SGP joint venture.

  • Your First Move For Thursday March 20th Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 7:13 PM ET
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    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Dow Sheds Over 2% as Oil Plunges Nearly $5 Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 6:20 PM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday amid profit-taking from the prior session's rally, a sharp drop in crude prices and lingering concerns about credit.

  • ACC: Can It "Enhance" Merck And Schering-Plough? Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 2:54 PM ET
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    The American College of Cardiology held a telephone press briefing this afternoon to help get reporters up to speed on potential headline-grabbing studies that researchers will present at the annual ACC meeting in Chicago at the end of this month.

  • Merck And Big Pharma: Both Getting A Stock "Booster" Shot? Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 11:14 AM ET
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    Merck this morning announced that it has filed for Food and Drug Administration approval of its blockbuster cervical cancer vaccine, Gardasil, for women 27-45 years old. Right now it's approved for females 9-26.

  • The 'Real Banks' Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | 7:48 PM ET

    To call yourself one, you need cash. And these companies have it.

  • Dow Closes Higher as Investors Cheer Fed Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | 5:01 PM ET

    Enthusiasm for the Federal Reserve's actions to stem the credit crunch propelled the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a higher close Monday, a day when everyone expected a rout due to weekend fire sale of Bear Stearns.

  • JP Morgan's Bargain, Fed Actions Help Stocks Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | 3:35 PM ET

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average pared its losses Monday as the sell-off spurred by the fire sale of Bear Stearns wasn't as bad as expected.

  • Dow Pares Losses; Lehman Plunges Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | 11:40 AM ET

    Stocks plunged at the opening bell Monday as investors were spooked by the cash crisis at Bear Stearns that forced its sale for $2 a share to JP Morgan Chase.

  • The Return of Big Pharma Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | 6:44 PM ET

    This could be the sector to own by next fall's presidential election.

  • Buy This Bottom Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 6:26 PM ET

    There are too many opportunities for investors to be sitting on the sidelines.