Pharma Q3 Results Preview: J&J, Roche Set The Scene
Most of the big pharma companies will report their third-quarter results over the next three weeks. As usual, Johnson & Johnson and Roche will get out of the blocks early on. Scrip considers what to expect from the two front-runners, in the first of our regular financial results previews.
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