How Big Pharma Avoids Billions in Taxes


In the following video, Motley Fool health care bureau chief Brenton Flynn discusses a recent Bloomberg article, which highlights the incredible benefits pharmaceutical companies enjoy through tax management strategies. Brenton tells investors who is profiting and by how much, and why other large-cap health care companies like UnitedHealth Group and Express Scripts are missing out.

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