Special Report

30 Most Anticipated Products Coming in 2018

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PCSK9 inhibitors
> Category: Medical treatments
> Expected release date: TBA
> Manufacturer: Sanofi

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. One in four deaths annually are caused by heart disease. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) — the bad kind of cholesterol — is one of the key contributors to heart attacks because it builds up in the arteries, causing a blockage. The combination of two cholesterol-lowering drugs — statins and PCSK9 inhibitors — will help Americans with high cholesterol reach significantly low LDL levels.

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney

Avengers: Infinity War
> Category: Movies
> Expected release date: May 4
> Production company: Marvel Studios

More than a dozen movies stretching back a decade have led to this: the beginning of the end of Marvel’s grand film experiment has begun in “Avengers: Infinity War.” In Avengers: Infinity War, lots of familiar superheroes will team up with new ones to try to stop the evil Thanos from collecting the Infinity Gems and taking over the universe.

Source: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Untitled Deadpool Sequel
> Category: Movies
> Expected release date: June 1
> Production company: Twentieth Century Fox

The foul-mouthed anti-hero Deadpool is returning to the big screen after the first film yielded impressive box office results. Some fans were concerned that the merc would have to tone down his antics since Disney purchased 21st Century Fox, but we’ve been assured that future Deadpool sequels will be as crude (and hopefully hilarious) as ever.

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
> Category: Movies
> Expected release date: June 22
> Production company: Universal Pictures

The latest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise offers a twist on the films’ formula. Instead of running from escaped dinosaurs, the heroes will try to rescue them from a volcano that threatens to wipe them out.

Solo: A Star Wars Story
> Category: Movies
> Expected release date: May 25
> Production company: Walt Disney Pictures

After the success of “Rogue One,” Disney is treating fans to another original Star Wars trilogy prequel, this time focusing on the adventures of fan favorite, the scruffy-looking nerf herder Han Solo. The film’s production has been beset with issues, including the original co-directors being fired. But fans are still optimistic the film can be a nostalgia-fueled thrill ride.

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