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Johnson & Johnson Highlights Pharmaceutical Growth Strategies and Robust Pipeline to Address Unmet Medical Needs
Date:6/4/2009

endous burden on patients as well as the global healthcare system. This expanding portfolio is being built to address the growing need for new treatment options in this category.

  • Immunology -- In this area, the company's focus is on inflammation. An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from diseases of the immune system, and there are approximately 10 million people living with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and plaque psoriasis.

  • Infectious Diseases -- The company is extending its leadership in HIV and expanding into another virology market, hepatitis C. Its portfolio in this area also includes broad-spectrum antibiotic drugs for the treatment of a wide range of infections.

  • Oncology -- The company's strategy in oncology is focused on targeting both the tumor and tumor microenvironment, with an aim to prevent, treat, or cure cancer through a targeted approach to developing therapies.

Brief summaries of the therapeutic areas, products and compounds being discussed in today's presentations are available in this backgrounder: Pharmaceutical Segment Review Highlights.

Pharmaceutical Growth Strategies

Johnson & Johnson's pharmaceutical businesses generated $24.6 billion in sales last year, 39 percent of the company's total revenue, and ranks as the world's seventh largest pharmaceutical company and fourth largest biotech company. Its portfolio includes nine products that delivered more than $1 billion in sales in 2008. Its rece
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