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  • Merck, Vertex MK-0457 Trials Halted on Heart Risk Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 9:01 PM ET

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals said Merck & Co halted enrollment on trials of their investigational leukemia drug MK-0457 due to a potential heart safety issue in one patient.

  • Vertex In The "Vortex" Over Hepatitis C Test Results Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 12:04 PM ET
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    There's a flurry of selling going on this morning in shares of the biopharma Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Overnight the embargo lifted on the long awaited results of the company's mid-stage test on a new type of Hepatitis C drug. Two studies show that six months out 60% and 65% of patients had no detectable virus in their blood.

  • Biogen Idec: First Of A Biotech Buying Binge? Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 12:52 PM ET

    For quite some time now analysts and investors have been speculating that big pharma would go on a biotech buying binge. So, will the announcement by Biogen Idec late Friday that it's putting itself on the market be the spark that ignites an M & A explosion in the sector? Perhaps.

  • Quarterly earnings reports and new drug trial data were some of the catalysts behind the most actively traded stocks on Wednesday.

  • Medical Therapy Stocks Prescribed by Analyst Friday, 18 May 2007 | 11:25 AM ET

    More than 4.1 million Americans live with hepatitis C, a viral infection of the liver. That's why Jason Kolbert, a biotechnology analyst at Susquehanna Financial Group, advised "Squawk Box" viewers to stock up on therapy stocks.

  • Sudden Death Tuesday, 17 Apr 2007 | 6:57 PM ET

    PDL BioPharma, United Online, Vertex Pharma: In under a minute, Cramer's got calls on all three.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.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | 11:09 AM ET

    New York Stock Exchange, Airgas, CMGI and many 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.

  • Stocks Close Modestly Higher Ahead of Fed Meeting Monday, 11 Dec 2006 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks posted modest gains across the board--with financial, technology and energy stocks showing strength.