Biotech and Pharmaceuticals Pharmaceuticals

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    An experimental obesity pill from Arena Pharmaceuticals won the support of U.S. advisers on Thursday, as public health advocates push for new solutions to the nation's growing obesity epidemic.

  • The "Mad Money" host learns more about this biotechnology company, which he thinks is a great speculative stock.

  • Johnson & Johnson

    Few stock sectors are as reliable as drugs and health care, and astute investors know that companies such as Merck, Pfizer, and Abbott Laboratories have delivered healthy returns over the years. One stock that investors have become less enamored with, however, is Johnson & Johnson.

  • In the immortal words of Barbra Streisand, people who need people are the luckiest people in the world. But what about the rest of us? We don’t all have what it takes to be gregarious, and outgoing, and one’s ability to be sociable, or lack thereof, can affect the type of employment one ends up taking.The extroverted have a bevy of jobs that let them press the flesh. There are sales, management, life coaching, and any number of other jobs that demand constant interaction with others. On the othe

    Many jobs that let reserved types work in solitude offer poor salaries and unchallenging work. But there are other careers that are stimulating, well-paying and require little human contact.

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    The makers of a deer antler velvet product are suing Major League Baseball for libel after the league told players to stop taking the performance enhancer so as not to risk testing positive for a steroid that wasn't listed as an ingredient.

  • The “Mad Money” host offers his earnings expectations for Time Warner, CVS Caremark, Garmin, Allergan and Clorox.

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    The largest U.S. drugmaker said its net income fell in the latest period as sales declined after the company lost its exclusivity on the cholesterol drug Lipitor at the end of November.

  • The "Mad Money" host shares his earnings expectations for Biogen Idec, Cummins, Emerson Electric and Chesapeake Energy.

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    Merck said Friday that its first-quarter profit jumped 67 percent despite lower-than-expected sales, due to lower spending on production, marketing and research as well as an arbitration charge a year ago.

  • The "Mad Money" host shares his earnings expectations for International Paper, Procter & Gamble and V.F. Corp.

  • Amazon.com

    The "Mad Money" host reveals his earnings expectations for Celgene, Exxon-Mobil, Amazon.com, Deckers Outdoor and Zynga.

  • Eli Lilly's CEO on Prescription for Profits

    John Lechleiter, Eli Lilly chairman & CEO breaks down his company's earnings results of an adjusted $0.92 a share versus estimates of $0.78 est. and a look at the drug maker's generic challenges, and the politics of prescriptions.

  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals is expected to report strong initial sales of its cystic fibrosis drug Kalydeco on Thursday as investors shift their attention away from the waning performance of the company's hepatitis C drug Incivek.

  • Amylin

    Amylin Pharmaceuticals, which spurned a $3.5 billion takeover bid from Bristol-Myers Squibb and is fending off a lawsuit from activist investor Carl Icahn, started reaching out to potential buyers last week, sources familiar with the situation said on Sunday.

  • Neurosurgeon Dr. Thomas Melin

    A two-person surgical team has created a new, inexpensive bone-grafting device without having to go to big pharma.

  • Mylan Inc.

    Based on my discussions with several analysts, from reading their reports, I suspect that the earnings revisions occurred after the analysts had conversations with Mylan.

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    In 2011, Mylan’s longtime chief executive Robert Coury, who gave up the post at the end of the year to become executive chairman (he’s also chairman of the board) earned cash compensation of $7.4 million.

  • Pharma Stocks

    Investors can expect a muted first-quarter earnings season, and should add pharmaceutical stocks to their portfolios to guard against potentially rocky times ahead, according to investment bank UBS.

  • Illumina

    Shareholders of all girth face a host of meetings with the pharmaceutical company currently in the crosshairs of a hostile bid from Swiss drug maker Roche.

  • Johnson & Johnson

    Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that first-quarter profit jumped 12.5 percent as lower spending on research, sales and administration more than made up for a slight decrease in sales due to generic competition.