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  • Major US Firms Draw Up Emergency Plans for Swine Flu Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 2:28 PM ET

    Major US companies are bracing for a potentially stronger strain of swine flu this year that could threaten the nation's already fragile economic recovery.

  • Do Drugs And Tweets Mix? Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 2:50 PM ET
    Twitter

    The drug biz is abuzz over social media. It's the new frontier. For a lot of PR and corporate communications teams it's all about new media and social media. Some biopharmas, big and small, now have directors of social media. Most are still trying to find their way, but the Food and Drug Administration may soon direct them.

  • Pros Say: Expect More 'Sell on News' Activity Thursday, 3 Sep 2009 | 10:08 AM ET
    This Day 1 Year Ago - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    So far, it hasn't been a September to remember on Wall Street. With three days in the books, the month is living up to its historic billing as the worst month of the year for stock investors, though Wednesday's losses were relatively small. Read and listen to what the pros had to say...

  • Stocks continued to rise on Tuesday after encouraging reports on home prices and consumer confidence. The Treasury auctioned off $42 billion in 2-year notes today, and it was met with mediocre demand. Pres. Obama officially reappointed Ben Bernanke for another term as Fed chairman. Watch and listen to what the pros had to say...

  • Novartis Attackers Hold Ashes Hostage Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | 10:02 AM ET
    Graveyard that contains the family graves of Daniel Vasella, CEO/Chairman of Novartis.

    Am I missing something? Or is this not the way to go about advancing your cause?

  • The Novartis Attacks, Dash And Your Emails Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 3:39 PM ET
    Vasella home in flames.

    The London “Daily Mail” has published photos of the flames and aftermath at the Austrian vacation home of Novartis CEO Dr. Daniel Vasella. The arsonists claim to have used nearly 16 gallons of gasoline to ignite the blaze. It was reportedly set at 3:30 in the morning.

  • The Novartis Attackers Reveal Themselves Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | 2:15 PM ET
    Daniel Vasella's Hunting House.

    On this website for something called "Bite Back" magazine a group identifying itself as MFAH Austria is claiming responsibility for the recent attacks on Swiss drugmaker Novartis and its employees, including CEO Dr. Daniel Vasella.

  • Pros Say: Forecasts Show Risk is Lower Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | 6:45 PM ET

    Stocks ended flat Tuesday as investors took a breather after Monday's blockbuster rally. Bank and airline stocks were bright spots, while investors sold tech, materials and energy. Pending-home sales jumped 3.6 percent in June, beating expectations. It was the fifth straight monthly gain and the longest such streak in six years. Read and listen to what the pros had to say...

  • Animalistic Behavior Against Novartis Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | 2:38 PM ET
    Dash

    Reports surfaced this morning that animal rights activists are suspected of setting fire to and badly damaging the vacation home of Novartis CEO Daniel Vasella in the wee hours of the morning yesterday.

  • A Washington Drug Bust Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | 11:04 AM ET

    The drug companies help pay my salary. Not directly, of course (although I bet there are conspiracy theorists out there who are probably convinced they do), but they undoubtedly contribute a sizeable amount of advertising dollars to the company I work for.

  • Could Pharma Surprise To The Upside? Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 5:42 PM ET

    Investors are placing their bets ahead of a string of pharma earnings due both this week and next. What must you know?

  • Market Insider: Earnings Loom in the Week Ahead Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 8:17 PM ET
    NYSE Traders

    Earnings season should provide a fresh view of the U.S. economy and may shake the stock market out of its summer doldrums.

  • Software Giants Rush to Cash In on Carbon Counting Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 5:05 PM ET
    Smoke stacks in Heilongjiang province, China

    As the Markey-Waxman bill on carbon emissions cap-and-trade makes it way through the Senate, a new carbon-counting reality may soon be here for American businesses.

  • Homeland Security Braces for Possible H1N1 Outbreak Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 12:04 PM ET

    As flu season goes into high gear in the southern hemisphere, the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security is preparing for a potential flu outbreak in the United States, according to its top official.

  • The Amgen D-mab D-bate Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | 11:25 AM ET
    Amgen

    Analysts are busy jawboning this morning about the side effect Amgen revealed cropped up in a large, late-stage study of its bone drug known as D-mab for breast cancer patients whose disease has spread to the bones.

  • Amgen Surges After Hours Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 6:18 PM ET

    After hours shares of Amgen popped as much as 12%. What drove the stock that much higher?

  • Stocks Kick Off Quarter With Rally Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 5:42 PM ET

    Both the S&P and Dow rose on Wednesday, the start of the third quarter, as reassuring manufacturing data reinforced hopes that the world's economy is on the road to recovery.

  • Crucell's Lovely RITA Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 2:11 PM ET
    Rabies in the Americas 2009

    ACC, ADA, AHA, ASCO, ICAD, TCT. That's just a handful of the acronyms and abbreviations for scientific and medical conferences that I've attended over the years. But this year I might be able to add RITA to my dance card. I'd never heard of her (it) before this morning when I got this press release from Crucell, which owns technology for faster, better, cheaper vaccine manufacturing.

  • Pops & Drops: Alcoa, Evergreen Solar... Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | 6:00 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Alcoa and Evergreen Solar popped while Apple and Morgan Stanley dropped.

  • GSK & Pharma's Foray Into The Blogosphere Friday, 22 May 2009 | 10:39 AM ET
    GlaxoSmithKline

    I've got new competition. Sort of. GlaxoSmithKline sent me an email this morning calling my attention to its new external blog, "American Health: More Than Medicine." A pretty long name for a blog, one that screams that it went through the corporate approval wringer, but at least GSK is putting itself out there.