2 Blockbuster Drugs See Sudden Safety Issues

Big biotechs have gone on a huge run lately. The strength of that run largely emanates from the strength of their pipelines. Blockbuster drugs either just hitting the market or not far from a commercial debut have caused earnings projections to skyrocket, making expensive stocks look cheap in out years.

However, safety issues are a sure fire way to deny these drugs their seemingly pre-ordained profits. And to that end, two of the bigger drugs -- Celgene's Revlimid and Biogen's Tecfidera -- were recently hit with negative safety headlines.

In this video, health care analyst David Williamson discusses whether investors in Celgene and Biogen should be concerned about these sudden safety issues.


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