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The 7 Best Healthcare Dividend Stocks To Buy Now

The healthcare sector is a great place to find high-quality dividend growth stocks. For evidence of this, look no further than the list of Dividend Aristocrats.

The Dividend Aristocrats are a select group of 64 stocks in the S&P 500 Index, with at least 25 consecutive years of dividend increases.

There are currently 7 Dividend Aristocrats that come from the health care sector.

It is easy to see why health care stocks make for excellent long-term investments. The U.S. health care sector widely enjoys high profitability with strong cash flows.

Health Care Stock #7: Merck & Company (MRK)

Merck & Company is one of the largest healthcare companies in the world. Merck manufactures prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and animal health products.

Merck employs 67,000 people around the world and generates annual revenues of ~$57 billion.

Health Care Stock #6: Viatris Inc. (VTRS)

The company offers a wide range of treatments and operates within three business segments called Brands, Complex Gx & Biosilimiars, and Generics. The brand segment is driven by well-known products such as Viagra and Dymista.

In addition, Viatris make generic versions of branded drugs once patent and other exclusivities expire.

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