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  Medicare could negatively affect Abbott's pricing in the long run

Although new Medicare reform has covered Humira, which will boost sales, it could negatively affect Abbott's pricing in the long run. As Medicare continues to be reformed, more prescription drugs will be covered. If Abbott is forced to lower their prices, it will hurt the revenues in the pharmaceutical division.

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  Abbott's R&D expenditures are much less than their competition

Abbott's R&D expenditures are much less than their competition. R&D is very important in the pharmaceutical industry and could put Abbott at a disadvantage, especially with expiring drug patents.

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  Pipeline questions

With the expiration the patent for its multi-application drug Depakote, Abbott will lose major revenue to generic copies.

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