This episode of The Motley Fool's Market Checkup drills down on the days hottest headlines and takes a look at two favorite health care focused dividend stocks. Market Checkup gives a full examination of the recent regulatory action around a new blood cancer drug, a European orphan drug approval, and why a big pharma shockingly stopped the Food and Drug Administration from reviewing its newest diabetes drug.
In this video, health-care analysts David Williamson and Max Macaluso discuss Sanofi's surprising decision to pull an experimental type 2 diabetes drug from the FDA approval process. Watch and find out the big pharma's reasoning behind the shocking decision, how this will impact sales of this drug if it is eventually approved, and its overall impact to Sanofi and its competitors.
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