Pfizer and Merck: Earnings Face-Off

Pfizer and Merck have done a good job beating Wall Street's per-share expectations in the face of real headwinds. Pfizer has gone through a dramatic reorganization to fight this challenge, while Merck is standing pat with its more diverse business model.

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