Today, Brenton Flynn discusses a deadly disease that all of the Big Pharma heavies are looking to cash in on: diabetes. With undeniable secular trends like an aging and increasingly overweight population, some reports have gone as far as to project 50 million diabetic Americans on the horizon. 

Brenton offers up some companies that are positioned to win big if they're able to put out successful drugs targeting this disease.

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