How Allergy Season Taught Me an Important Investing Lesson

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From the impact of Obamacare to cutting edge research, biotech buyouts to FDA decisions, The Motley Fool's health care team sits down each week to discuss the most fascinating developments in health care and their implications for long-term investors. In this week's edition, the team talks about the coming trend of penalizing unhealthy employees, the importance of drug branding, the avian flu outbreak, one stock investors need to watch, and more.

In the segment below, health care analyst Max Macaluso discusses how allergy season taught him a new lesson about Merck's over-the-counter allergy drug Claritin and the marketing practices of big pharma companies.


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The relevant video segment can be found between 1:44 and 3:17.

The article How Allergy Season Taught Me an Important Investing Lesson originally appeared on Fool.com.

David Williamson owns shares of Coca-Cola. Max Macaluso, Ph.D. has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Coca-Cola, McDonald's, and Nike. The Motley Fool owns shares of McDonald's and Nike. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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