For new health care investors particularly, America's five largest pharma stocks (Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)Pfizer (NYSE:PFE)Merck (NYSE:MRK)Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY), and Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY)) are a good place to start.

So, how do they stack up? in the video below, health care analysts Michael Douglass and David Williamson give their thoughts on the best investment opportunities among these five stocks.

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David Williamson owns shares of Johnson & Johnson, Merck, and Pfizer. Michael Douglass has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Johnson & Johnson. The Motley Fool owns shares of Johnson & Johnson. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.