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Regulatory decisions made by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) often serve as important catalysts for pharmaceutical stocks. In the following video, health-care analyst Max Macaluso discusses three upcoming FDA decisions -- on drugs developed by pharma giant Merck (NYSE: MRK ) , GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK ) , and needle-free injection pioneer Antares Pharma (NASDAQ: ATRS ) -- and why investors need to keep a close watch on the outcomes of these decisions.
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