The New Abbott's First Words

In the following video, Motley Fool health care bureau chief Brenton Flynn discusses one of his takeaways from yesterday at the JPMorgan conference: the presentation from Abbott Labs (NYSE: ABT  ) . This is the first time we've heard from the company since it spun off its branded pharmaceuticals business into a new company, AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV  ) , at the beginning of the year. Here, Flynn spells out for us Abbott's strategy going forward with two words.

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Editor's note: The video above failed to address a key difference between the Boston Scientific and Abbott Labs stent technologies. Abbott's Absorb stent fully absorbs into the body, while Boston Scientific's Synergy stent retains a metallic implant after a polymer coating absorbs into the body. The Fool regrets the error.


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