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Stock Report: Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Report Updated: Sep 14, 2014 | Print This Page

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Abbott Laboratories engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and sale of health care products worldwide. The company offers adult and pediatric pharmaceuticals for rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and Crohn’s disease; dyslipidemia; HIV infection; prostate cancer, endometriosis and central precocious puberty, and anemia caused by uterine fibroids; respiratory syncytial virus; adult males who have low testosterone; secondary hyperparathyroidism; hypothyroidism; and pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, as well as anesthesia products. It also offers diagnostic systems and tests, such as immunoassay and clinical chemistry systems; assays for screening and/or diagnosis for drugs of abuse, cancer, therapeutic drug monitoring, fertility, and physiological and infectious diseases; instruments that automate the extraction, purification, and preparation of DNA and RNA from patient samples, and detects and measures infectious agents; genomic-based tests; hematology systems and reagents; and diagnostic systems and tests for blood analysis. In addition, the company provides coronary, endovascular, vessel closure, and structural heart devices, such as drug-eluting stent systems, coronary metallic stents, balloon dilatation products, coronary guidewires, carotid stent systems, valve repair systems, and drug-eluting bioresorbable vascular products. Further, it offers branded generic pharmaceuticals; pediatric and adult nutritional products; blood glucose monitoring meters, test strips, data management software, and accessories for people with diabetes; and medical devices for the eye, such as cataract surgery, LASIK surgery, and contact lens care and dry eye products. The company primarily serves retailers, wholesalers, hospitals, health care facilities, laboratories, physicians’ offices, and government agencies. Abbott Laboratories was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Abbott Park, Illinois.

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