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Johnson & Johnson Reports 2008 Third-Quarter Results:
Date:10/14/2008

unter allergy treatment; LISTERINE antiseptic mouthrinse; international sales of Baby Care products; and the skin care lines of NEUTROGENA, CLEAN & CLEAR and AVEENO. Also contributing to growth were sales of DABAO, the leading moisturizer in China, which was acquired as part of the recently completed acquisition of Beijing Dabao Cosmetics Co., Ltd., a personal care products company.

Worldwide Medical Devices and Diagnostics sales of $5.7 billion for the third quarter represented an 8.8% increase over the prior year with operational growth of 5.6% and a positive impact from currency of 3.2%. Domestic sales increased 3.1%, while international sales increased 14.3%; 8.0% from operations and 6.3% from currency.

Primary contributors to the operational growth included Diabetes Care's blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery products; Ethicon Endo-Surgery's minimally invasive products; Vistakon's disposable contact lenses; Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics' professional products; and DePuy's orthopaedic joint reconstruction, sports medicine and trauma businesses. This growth was partially offset by lower sales in the Cordis franchise, reflecting new competitive entries in the drug-eluting stent market.

During the quarter, the Company announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SurgRx, a privately held developer of the advanced bipolar tissue sealing system used in the EnSeal family of devices.

Worldwide Pharmaceutical sales of $6.1 billion for the third quarter represented an increase over the prior year of .2% with an operational decline of 2.5% and a positive impact from currency of 2.7%. Domestic sales decreased 6.0%, while international sales increased 10.3%; 3.3% from operations and 7.0% from currency.

Sales growth reflects the strong performance of VELCADE, a treatment for multiple myeloma; REMICADE, a biologic approved for the treatment of a number of immune mediated inflammatory diseases; TOPAMAX, an antiepi
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