What’s The Number One Difference Between GlaxoSmithKline plc And AstraZeneca plc?

Investors often lump similar companies from the same sector together, and as a first pass at categorizing the thousands of companies out there, that’s understandable. However a closer look under the hood of drugs giants GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK)) and AstraZeneca (LSE: AZN) reveals two different strategies at play.

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