This Is the Next Big Opportunity With Drug Stocks

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The following video is part of our daily MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill and analysts Alex Scherer and Jason Moser discuss business and investing news. In this segment, the guys discuss how big pharmaceutical companies are trying to overcome the rise of generic drugs, how intermediary players like CVS and Walgreen are benefiting, and which smaller pharmaceutical companies could be acquisition targets.

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