9 Big Pharmas With The Least Side Effects
By Bill Maurer: We've all heard the commercials. This medicine will make your headache go away, or your stomach feel better, but it could cause you to bleed to death, lose your sight, or a number of other side effects. Luckily, the stocks of these companies should be a bit safer. They pay decent dividends and unless they have a major drug problem, aren't going to fall tremendously when the markets get upset like they did this week. I've taken a look at nine big pharmas, some based out of the US, some Europe. I'll throw some tables in and then analyze after. A number in bold means that the stock leads the group in that category. All these numbers were taken from either Yahoo Finance or each company's investor relations' pages.
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