Today, Fool.com analysts David Williamson and Max Macaluso look at the three big events driving Abbott Labs today. Topping the list is the impressive results for its hepatitis C drug, which appears significantly more successful than Gilead's comparable drug and bodes well for the planned AbbVie spinoff. On the other hand, the company has had to discontinue phase 3 trials for its potential kidney disease and diabetes drug, and investors should keep an eye on the looming patent cliff.
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