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Marijuana Price Ticks Up to $1,689

For the week ended Friday, August 26, the spot price index for a pound of cannabis increased 0.2% from $1,685 in the prior week to $1,689. According to the analysts ...
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Major Pharma Short Interest Faces Significant Drop

The short interest data have been released for the August 15 settlement date. Pharmaceutical companies usually are involved in a lengthy process in getting their drug candidates to market through ...
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Short Sellers Increase Bets in Major Biotechs

The short interest data are out for the August 15 settlement date. Companies within the biotech industry are considered a riskier group of stocks, with big potential upside and big ...
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Federal Funding Approved for Rapid Zika Virus Test

Medical diagnostics maker OraSure Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: OSUR) said Tuesday night that it has been awarded a $16.6 million contract to proceed with work on the company's rapid tests for ...
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How Clovis Scored Big on a Milestone FDA Approval

Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS) is watching its shares climb late Tuesday after the company announced a key U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. Note that this is the ...
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Best Ways to Prevent Mosquito Bites — CDC

As fears that the mosquito-born Zika virus continue to spread, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has several rules to cut the chance of mosquito bites: Mosquito Bite Prevention ...
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Marijuana News Roundup: Pot and Politics Ahead

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson has said, on more than one occasion, that legal prescription drugs statistically kill 100,000 Americans a year while there are no documented instances of ...
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Marijuana Price Slips 3.2% to $1,685 per Pound

For the week ended Friday, August 12, the spot price index for a pound of cannabis decreased 3.2%, from $1,742 in the prior week to $1,685. According to the analysts ...
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Zika Comes From Uganda

As the Zika virus disease spreads into Miami Beach, and threatens to spread north along the Florida Coast, stories in the news media often make it seem that the virus ...
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Thursday’s Top Health Care Stocks Punishing Investors

On Thursday, a few companies in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries made substantial runs. In this case it was all downward, due to the results of U.S. Food and Drug ...
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Why Valeant Got Its First Big Analyst Upgrade of 2016

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) has been on the rise in the past month on increasingly positive news surrounding the company’s position. It seems like Joe Papa’s involvement as ...
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Tuesday’s Top Health Care Movers

On Tuesday, a few biotech companies made substantial runs, either up and down, due to the results of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approvals, failed or passed trials and ...
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Can Eleven Biotherapeutics Keep Climbing With This Roche Deal?

Eleven Biotherapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) has been on an absolute rampage in 2016. In just the past quarter alone the stock has practically quadrupled. For an idea of how much ...
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Credit Suisse Issues Top Pharma Picks in Bull/Bear Upside Analysis

It is sometimes hard to wonder about health care and pharmaceutical stocks during an election year. Still, with uncertainty can come opportunity. The team at Credit Suisse has issued its ...
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Why Aurinia Pharma Is Getting Slaughtered

Shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AUPH) were halved early in Monday’s session following a mid-stage trial hiccup. The company announced that it reached its primary endpoint in its Phase 2b Aura-LV ...
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