In the following video, Fool contributor Maxxwell Chatsko examines what AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) investors should expect when Humira comes off patent in the next several years. He discusses how this patent cliff will differ from the steep cliffs traveled by Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) with Lipitor and Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) with Plavix. However, he also cautions investors to expect sales to fall dramatically with several generic versions currently under development. Nonetheless, there are key differences that should aid AbbVie and its investors transition to a future without Humira.
Maxx has been a contributor to Fool.com since 2013. He graduated from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (2012) with a Bachelor of Science in Bioprocess Engineering and from Carnegie Mellon University (2016) with a Master of Science in Materials Science & Engineering.
- May 13, 2013 at 10:09AM
- Health Care