healthcare

Marijuana, Joint, Bud, Pot, Nug

Marijuana News Roundup: The End of the War on Weed

Recent legalization of cannabis in more than half of U.S. states, Canada, Uruguay(!), and soon other nations marks "the beginning of the end of the futile war on weed," according ...
Read Full Story »
automatic inspection machine

Top Biopharma Movers of the Past Week

A few biopharma companies made massive runs this past week. The health care sector was in trouble over the past year, under fire from congressional hearings and politicians on the ...
Read Full Story »
cannabis plants

Marijuana Price Dips 2% to $1,618 a Pound

For the week ended Friday, February 24, 2017, the spot price index for a pound of cannabis decreased by 1.9% from $1,649 in the prior week to $1,618. According to ...
Read Full Story »
Female patient on gurney

Is This the Turnaround Cempra Has Been Looking For?

Shares of Cempra Inc. (NASDAQ: CEMP) saw an incredible gain on Friday after the company announced the results from its late-stage trial for the treatment of patients with acute bacterial ...
Read Full Story »
Concept photograph of cannabis leaf made of US dollar bills

The Cost of a Pot Crackdown: $28 Billion

In May of last year the non-partisan Tax Foundation released a report on the federal revenue impact of marijuana legalization and taxes. The report concluded that a "mature" marijuana industry ...
Read Full Story »
Marijuana, Legal copy

Trump Administration’s First Words on Marijuana: ‘Greater Enforcement’

Responding to a reporter's question at a Thursday press conference, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said he believes we will see "greater enforcement" of federal marijuana laws. This is ...
Read Full Story »
Apple Watch

How Apple Is Joining the Fight Against Epilepsy

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) helped conduct a recent survey using the Apple Watch, in an effort to track, record and document seizures in participants with epilepsy. This was a 10-month ...
Read Full Story »
Fitbit

What If Wearable Devices Do Nothing for Weight Loss and Health?

Living healthy is a task that most people either love or hate. It might not be the process that people care for but everyone cares about the results. In 2017, ...
Read Full Story »
Woman holding hemp flowers, Marijuana plant, weed

Legal Marijuana Market to Create Nearly 300,000 Jobs by 2020

Based on projected revenue growth, the legal U.S. cannabis market is expected to top $20 billion by 2020, more than triple its size in 2016. That makes the marijuana industry ...
Read Full Story »
research

Tuesday’s Top Biopharma Movers

A few biopharma companies made massive runs on Tuesday morning. The health care sector was in trouble over the past year, under fire from congressional hearings and politicians on the ...
Read Full Story »
Marijuana, Joint, Bud, Pot, Nug

Marijuana News Roundup: How Safe Is Smoking Pot?

While beliefs that marijuana is a gateway drug or that its use may lead to brain damage or psychosis may finally be on their way out (see another story below), ...
Read Full Story »
cannabis plants

Marijuana Price Rises Less Than 1% to $1,649 a Pound

For the week ended Friday, February 17, 2017, the spot price index for a pound of cannabis increased by 0.5% from $1,640 in the prior week to $1,649. According to ...
Read Full Story »
Medical vaccine in shoulder, vaccination

Why This FDA Approval for Valeant Is Not as Good as First Thought

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) received a key U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval early on Thursday, but it seems to be a mixed blessing. Initially shares were higher ...
Read Full Story »
Prescription drugs

How Alexion’s Pipeline Is Driving Earnings

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) released its most recent earnings report before the markets opened on Thursday. This company posted $1.26 in earnings per share (EPS) on $831 million in ...
Read Full Story »
doctor

Has the IRS Driven the First Nail Into Obamacare’s Coffin?

One of the first orders that President Donald Trump signed on the day he was inaugurated was a directive requiring federal agencies to minimize the economic and regulatory burdens of ...
Read Full Story »