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Evidence is mounting that psychedelic drugs can help treat diseases. Here are the most promising uses.

There's been a resurgence of interest in psychedelic drugs' potential to treat conditions like depression. Research is beginning to yield new treatments.
Regulators at the FDA will hold a meeting in April on CBD.

Wall Street thinks CBD could be a $16 billion industry by 2025. Here’s what the cannabis compound does to your brain and body.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound in marijuana that's not linked with a high. Here's what we know about its mental and physical effects.

A UK drugmaker’s stock crashed 80% after it was indicted for a ‘truly shameful’ opioid-addiction scheme

Indivior's shares plunged 80% after the British drugmaker was indicted for deceiving doctors about Suboxone Film, its opioid-addiction treatment.
Human genetic material is stored at a laboratory in Munich.

Big pharma’s big bets, a hedge-fund rivalry, and Silicon Valley’s obsession with failing forward

Gene therapy, a decades-old technology that targets disease at its genetic root, is coming of age. New startups are pouring into the space, and it's become a hot area for M&A.

Bayer plunges after jury finds its Roundup weedkiller caused cancer

Bayer's shares plunged 10% after a second jury found its Roundup weedkiller caused cancer.
Scientists at he University of California at Berkeley created cannabis compounds in a lab for the first time.

Scientists just made marijuana compounds in a lab for the first time, and it could open the door to new treatments for devastating diseases

A team of UC Berkeley researchers made cannabis compounds THC and CBD in a lab using an approach known as synthetic biology. They've already licensed the technology to a startup called Demetrix.
Lawmakers are trying to get some answers about the high cost of prescription drugs by grilling executives from seven top pharmaceutical companies.

America’s top pharma CEOs just got grilled by Congress over the cost of their drugs

The group of pharma executives tried to justify the cost of their drugs — and pointed fingers.

A depression drug that’s been called ‘the most important discovery in half a century’ just got a big step closer to FDA approval

Esketamine, a first-of-its-kind depression drug made by Johnson & Johnson, got a big nod on Tuesday from a group of experts convened by regulators.
The Sacklers are worth an estimated $14 billion.

Meet the Sacklers, one of the richest families in America, who built their $14 billion fortune off of controversial prescription drug OxyContin

The secretive family's $14 billion fortune comes mainly from sales of the prescription painkiller. They're also well-known for their philanthropic endeavors.
A pharmacy manager at a Florida Wal-Mart completes a transaction with a customer.

Walmart and CVS just resolved their $4 billion dispute over where you can pick up your prescriptions

People whose prescriptions are handled by CVS Caremark will still be able to pick them up at Walmart pharmacies, after the companies ended a pricing spat.