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Johnson & Johnson: Healthcare Products Giant

November 2, 2015

Johnson & Johnson is based in New Brunswick, New Jersey and was founded in 1886 by Robert Wood Johnson I, James Wood Johnson and Edward Mead Johnson. The firm does business as an investment  holding company with interests in healthcare products. It engages in research and development, manufacture and sale of personal care hygienic products, and pharmaceuticals and surgical equipment. Johnson & Johnson has around 126,500 employees and churns out annual sales in excess of $70 billion.

The firm operates in three business segments through its subsidiaries: Consumer, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices and Diagnostics.

The Consumer segment includes a range of products used in the baby care, skin care, oral care, wound care and women’s healthcare fields, as well as nutritional and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products and wellness and prevention platforms. The baby care franchise includes the Johnson’s Baby line of products. Major brands in the skin care franchise include the Aveeno; Clean & Clear; Johnson’s Adult; Neutrogena; Lubriderm; Dabao; and others. Brands in the oral care franchise include Listerine and Rembrandt.

The Pharmaceutical segment includes products in the anti-infective, antipsychotic, contraceptive, gastrointestinal,hematology, immunology, infectious diseases, neurology, oncology, pain management, thrombosis and vaccines. The products in this segment include Remicade (infliximab), a treatment for a number of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases; Simponi (golimumab), a treatment for adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, active psoriatic arthritis, active ankylosing spondylitis and moderately active to severely active ulcerative colitis; Stelara (ustekinumab), a treatment for adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis and active psoriatic arthritis and more products.

The Medical Devices and Diagnostics segment includes a range of products distributed to wholesalers, hospitals and retailers, used principally in the professional fields by physicians, nurses, hospitals, and clinics. These include products to treat cardiovascular disease; orthopaedic and neurological products; blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery products; general surgery, biosurgical, and energy products; professional diagnostic products; infection prevention products; and disposable contact lenses. 

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