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Stockwatch: Full-Year 2020 Guidance Separates Novartis And Roche

Swiss Pharma’s Reputation For Financial Conservatism Could Suffer If Guidance Keeps Underplaying Pandemic Pressures

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Pandemic-related clinic closures and safety issues forced Novartis to trim its guidance slightly. But Roche, faced with more severe pandemic and biosimilar pressures, left January’s guidance unchanged.

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