With another earnings season upon us, The Fool's health care team is busy making sure investors know what to expect from their favorite companies this quarter, while also maintaining a focus on the long term.

In this segment, health care bureau chief Brenton Flynn tells us about Cubist (UNKNOWN:CBST.DL), which will be reporting on Wednesday after the close of trading. While we've heard what the company's top line is going to look like already, Brenton walks through bottom-line expectations, as well as some of the longer-term topics that investors should watch out for.

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