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Flu Season Is Coming — And These Companies Are Ready

As folks get the flu, several publicly traded companies benefit

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Symptom Meds

If you do get the flu, you’ll probably be saddled with a fever, sore throat, coughing, congestion, fatigue, body aches and more. That means a trip to your local CVS (CVS) pharmacy to grab some medicine to ease the pain.

Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) Tylenol or Pfizer’s (PFE) Advil are good options for fever and discomfort, while cough drops and cough medicine can also help ease the pain. Kraft Foods (KRFT) spinoff Mondelez (MDLZ) owns Cadbury, which makes delicious chocolate eggs, yes … but also Halls lozenges. Walgreen (WAG) stocks its own generic brands as well.

Then there are decongestants for that stuffy nose and sinuses, such as Vicks, DayQuil and NyQuil — all owned by Procter & Gamble (PG). And you’ll probably want some Kleenex tissues, which are made by diversified personal care corporation Kimberly-Clark (KMB).

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