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Biotech and Pharmaceuticals Pharmaceuticals

  • Paying for diabetes pandemic

    Lars Sorensen, Novo Nordisk CEO, explains why the Affordable Care Act isn't affordable for people with diabetes.

  • Sanofi talked with Abbott Laboratories, Mylan and private equity firms over selling a portfolio of mature drugs, according to a document.

  • Next global epidemic?

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports which biotech companies are working on what analysts say could be the next big biotech catalyst known as NASH, or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.

  • Government health workers administer blood tests to check for the Ebola virus in Kenema, Sierra Leone, June 25, 2014.

    Hundreds have died in West Africa from the Ebola virus. With no known cure and a high mortality rate, alarm is real.

  • Mylan said it would buy Abbott Labs' generics business outside the United States in an all-stock transaction valued at about $5.3 billion.

  • Abbvie is 'unique': Pro

    Howard Goldring, founder of Delmore Asset Management, says that Abbvie's increased offer for Shire is "very good" and discusses what a deal would mean for both companies.

  • The fight against Alzheimer's

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports there are currently 67 medicines in development for Alzheimer's, with the biggest players in the space including Eli Lilly, Roche/Genentech and Biogen.

  • Big pharma's big battle with Alzheimer's

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports on how the pharmaceutical industry is dealing with the Alzheimer's epidemic.

  • Acorda 'firmly on the side of research': CEO

    Ron Cohen, Acorda Therapeutics CEO, discusses merger activity in the pharma sector and whether his company is planning an acquisition.

  • Sarepta to file for approval of Eteplirsen

    The muscular dystrophy drug seems to slow the decline in walking ability, reports CNBC's Meg Tirrell.

  • Allergan CEO comes out swinging

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports Allergan CEO David Pyott told "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer Valeant's he is keeping his options open on acquisitions.

  • Narcotics prosecutors say a NYC hospital's former pharmacy chief stole nearly 200,000 oxycodone pills over more than five years.

  • Steps to improve long-term health: Sanofi CEO

    The big driver in this is chronic diseases, says Sanofi CEO Chris Viehbacher, explaining how big pharma is preparing for the onslaught of aging baby boomers heading towards retirement age.

  • Registered nurse JoAnn Brand (L) examines Sham Tavakoli at the Lifelong Medical Marin Adult Day Health Care Center.

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell, takes a look at how America¿s baby boomer generation will likely affect the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Protect yourself from fake medicine

    CNBC's Scott Cohn follows up on his investigation into the high cost of prescription drugs and reports how consumers can protect themselves from getting fake medicine.

  • While there are weaknesses in the alternative market of prescription drugs, the risks are not always as serious as some claim.

  • Internet drugstores and their facilitators may claim to be safe, low-cost alternatives to pharmacies. But consumers need to be cautious.

  • Prescription drugs: Risk vs. cost

    Due to the high cost of prescription drugs, many in the U.S. look overseas to save money. CNBC's Scott Cohn discusses if people are putting themselves at risk or beating big drug companies at their own game.

  • Big pharm wages war against Internet drug sales

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports many Americans are trying to save money on prescription drugs by buying them online, but big pharma is fighting back.

  • Web page for Pfizer's Elelyso

    Pfizer paid a "nominal fee" to cover expenses related to the facility inspection, and to obtain a certification, a Pfizer spokeswoman said.