Do Fish Oil Drugmakers Need to Worry About Generics?

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

A recent court decision has ostensibly made if possible for generic-drug companies to manufacture their own versions of the fish oil pill Lovaza. How does this news affect shareholders of GlaxoSmtihKline , the company that sells the drug in the U.S., and how can this decision affect rivals like struggling biotech company Amarin

Analysts David Williamson and Max Macaluso discuss these topics in the following video segment from The Motley Fool's health-care show Market Checkup.

9 solid dividend stocks
One of the best parts of owning Big Pharma stocks like is their attractive dividends, but smart investors know the importance of diversifying -- seeking high-yielding stocks from multiple industries. The Motley Fool's special free report "Secure Your Future With 9 Rock-Solid Dividend Stocks" outlines the Fool's favorite dependable dividend-paying stocks across all sectors. Grab your free copy by clicking here.

The article Do Fish Oil Drugmakers Need to Worry About Generics? originally appeared on

David Williamson owns shares of Amarin. Max Macaluso, Ph.D., has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends GlaxoSmithKline. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't 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.

Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Read Full Story

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from business news to personal finance tips delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

People are Reading