In honor of March Madness, the Motley Fool's health-care team assembled their own bracket consisting of the 16 largest and best pharmaceutical and biotech stocks on the market. The series kicks off with a tough match up between Abbott , the medical device giant that recently spun-off its pharmaceutical division, and diabetes giant Novo Nordisk . To learn the bull and bear cases for each stock -- and to see which stock will move on to the Elite Eight -- watch the video below.

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The article Market Madness Showdown: Abbott vs. Novo Nordisk originally appeared on Fool.com.

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