Big Changes Coming to Big Pharma

The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which, Austin Smith, consumer goods editor and analyst, and David Williamson, health-care editor and analyst, discuss topics around the investing world.

In today's edition, they discuss how Pfizer continues to shake things up. A dividend increase is on the way, and the company is looking to spin off or sell the animal health and nutrition business and use the money to bolster its pipeline -- a pipeline that needs to absorb the loss of the worlds best selling drug Lipitor.

Editor's note: Since the filiming of this video, Pfizer has increased its dividend.

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