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5 Notorious Public Health Scares That Caused Share Price Crashes

When a company's share price crashes in the wake of a public health scare, it can take a long time for the business to rebuild a reputation seemingly wiped out overnight.

Case in point: Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. It was brought to the public's attention last Friday that the restaurant chain was linked to an E. coli outbreak in the Pacific Northwest.

But Chipotle's debacle is a cake walk compared to these five notorious public health scares and the share price drops that followed them...

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Three Healthcare Stocks to Lowball Before the Obamacare "Nightmare" Event

Few investors realize it, but we are on the precipice of an Obamacare "nightmare" event.

According to Money Morning's Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, this event could throw 1/6 of the world's economy into chaos.

But for savvy investors, this event doesn't have to be a nightmare. In fact, Fitz-Gerald is recommending three healthcare stocks that could return big profits.

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Get Your Tactics Ready to Profit from This Supreme Healthcare Industry Event

Love it or hate it, the Affordable Care Act is one of the single-biggest wealth creation opportunities for the healthcare industry.

And the biggest profits will belong – like they always do – to those who make a "smart entry."

Here's how to play the sector by taking advantage of three distinct weak points, each one of them outlined here...

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Healthcare Disruptors and the New War on Alzheimer's

New drug protocols and advancements in medicine are turning the healthcare industry into one of the most profitable sectors out there. And they're not the only game-changers around.

There are other sector "disruptors" waiting to make you a profit.

Here's what you need to look for...


Get in on These Healthcare Stocks Now Before Key Obamacare Ruling in June

The U.S. Supreme Court will be ruling on a crucial Obamacare case in June. This is highlighting a profit opportunity: a quick and dirty play on healthcare stocks.

Today (Wednesday), the high court heard oral arguments in King v. Burwell. The ruling could deliver a deathblow to President Barack Obama's signature Affordable Care Act.

But it's also providing investors with a chance to play healthcare stocks for short-term gains...


Double-Digit Healthcare Profits in 2015

In a conversation we had last July, I suggested that despite negative accounts in the mainstream media, healthcare spending was set to rise.

At the time, the unpopularity of the Affordable Care Act made it sound like investing in this area would be dead money for the foreseeable future.

Not to boast (well, maybe a little), but it turns out that I underestimated the strength of this sector...


Today's Top Financial News: Healthcare Deals

Healthcare deals dominated the top financial news headlines Monday.

Healthcare was the most targeted sector in deal making last year. It reached its highest annual volume on record as early as Dec. 1 with $437.1 billion in deals.

And 2015 has started with a flurry of activity. Indeed, three of the four healthcare deals announced Monday were for $1 billion or more.

Here's a look at the sector's deal making that topped today's financial news headlines...


Six Pharmaceutical Stocks That Outperformed the Rest in 2014

Pharmaceutical stocks soar when their companies receive FDA approval. The key to investing in the pharmaceutical sector is research: you've got to know when, how and if the company you like will profit.

That's why we've compiled a list of the leading pharmaceutical stocks around.

Have a look at these drug companies yielding impressive gains while they treat diseases...

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More than an "Ebola Stock" – This Medical Leader Is a Long-Term Profit Machine

For weeks, investors have been chasing one "Ebola stock" after another, hoping to find the company with a cure for the disease.

But these investors are going about it all wrong. Instead of finding sound investments, they're just chasing headlines.

Now, Money Morning experts have found a long-term profit play that’s also benefitting from the short-term Ebola news…


You Can Profit from These Hot Healthcare Stocks – the Biggest Obamacare Winners

While just about all healthcare stocks seem to be getting a boost from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, one subgroup – the health insurers – figures to get an outsized benefit from the healthcare law.

For weeks the Big Five health insurance stocks have been trading at their all-time highs – every one of them.

But how can investors be sure Obamacare will keep these hot healthcare stocks flourishing?

Well, because the health insurance industry planned it that way…