Could These Huge Health-Care Buyouts Continue?


The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series in which technology editor/analyst Andrew Tonner and health-care editor/analyst David Williamson discuss topics across the investing world.

In this video, Andrew and David sit down to talk about the continuing acquisitions Big Pharma is making to acquire next gen hepatitis-C treatments. They go over the most recent deal, Bristol-Myers Squibb's $2.5 billion purchase of Inhibitex, compare it to Gilead's purchase of Pharmasset, and discuss which company would be next at the altar if buyout mania keeps going.

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At the time thisarticle was published David Williamson and Andrew Tonner have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Gilead Sciences.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendGilead Sciences and Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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