Thomson ReutersJanuary 23, 2013 15:30
* Abbott 2013 profit forecast slightly above Street view
* Humira sales growth a good sign for AbbVie
* Abbott shares slip; AbbVie shares rise 3.8 percent
By Ransdell Pierson
Jan 23 (Reuters) - AbbVie Inc, the new branded pharmaceuticals company spun off by Abbott Laboratories Inc , is off to a good start, judging by fourth-quarter sales of arthritis drug Humira and other products in its medicine chest.