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Jack Willis, center, Nolan Willis, right, and Max LeClaire,bottom, are all afflicted with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. They attended the opening for Sarepta Therapeutics new global headquarters in Cambridge on Monday morning, June 2, 2014.

Sarepta tumbles after the FDA rejects its muscular dystrophy treatment — a decision that left the CEO ‘very surprised’

The FDA cited risk of IV infection and kidney toxicity in its letter. The company's CEO said the FDA issued no prior warning for the two concerns.
Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller atomizers are displayed for sale at a garden shop near Brussels

A judge just massively cut a $2 billion jury payout to a couple who claimed Bayer’s Roundup weedkiller caused their cancer

Bayer, facing lawsuits from more than 13,000 farmers, landscapers, and gardeners, has successfully reduced three jury awards in the past year.

Federal prosecutors charged Ohio opioid distributor that sent 6 million pain pills to small town

The indictment says the charges were necessary to combat the company's profits from vulnerable areas that are the hardest-hit by the opioid epidemic.

Abbvie is buying Allergan in a $63 billion pharma mega-deal

The biopharmaceuticals giant and drugmaker want to create a leader across immunology, neuroscience, eye care, and other medical fields.

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.