Patent Expirations AbbVie Investors Need to Watch

At this point, every AbbVie  investor knows about the company's reliance on its blockbuster drug Humira. The drug accounts for around half of the company's total sales and was one of its main growth drivers last quarter. While most investors are wondering what will happen to this drug's sales after it loses patent protection in 2016, some may forget that the company has other drugs that are poised to lose market exclusivity in the coming years. In the following segment, health care analysts David Williamson and Max Macaluso discuss the upcoming patent expirations that AbbVie investors need to watch.

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