Pharma Q4 Results Preview: Bristol, Allergan, Gilead, GSK, Sanofi, Teva
Hemophilia and immuno-oncology will be in the spotlight as earnings season continues into February. Will Bristol be a buyer or an acquisition target? How will Sanofi fare with its new acquisitions? And how will Teva and GSK fare as they face generics for top brands?
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