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10 Largest Companies by Market Cap in Pharmaceuticals

Data through Q2 2014. Source: Johnson & Johnson.

Make no mistake about it: J&Js pharmaceutical segment is where its juicy margins and profit growth are generated. Since 2009, and through mid-2014, Johnson & Johnson has introduced 14 new molecular entity drugs to market that resulted in $12.5 billion in cumulative sales. These include Imbruvica, a blood cancer drug with remarkable efficacy that it co-developed with Pharmacyclics , and Invokana, a new type of diabetes therapy known as an SGLT2 inhibitor that works in the kidneys to block glucose absorption and allows type 2 diabetics to rid excess glucose through their urine.

With plenty of high-growth therapeutic fields represented in its product portfolio and a 52-year streak of dividend increases, this is the shining star of all pharmaceuticals that deserves your attention.

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