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Johnson & Johnson Reports 2009 First-Quarter Results:
Date:4/14/2009

Worldwide Medical Devices and Diagnostics sales of $5.5 billion for the first quarter represented a decrease of 2.9% versus the prior year with an operational increase of 3.1% and a negative currency impact of 6.0%. Domestic sales increased 2.5%, while international sales decreased 7.4%; which reflected an operational increase of 3.6% and a negative currency impact of 11.0%.

Primary contributors to the operational growth included Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics' professional products; Ethicon's surgical care products; Ethicon Endo-Surgery's minimally invasive products; and DePuy's orthopaedic joint reconstruction, spine, sports medicine and trauma businesses. Also contributing to growth were sales of products acquired as part of the completed acquisition of Mentor Corporation, a leading supplier of medical products for the global aesthetic market. This growth was partially offset by lower sales in the Cordis franchise, reflecting new competitive entries in the drug-eluting stent market as well as the recent divestiture of the Professional Wound Care products.

During the quarter, the Company announced that the FDA granted marketing approval for the NAVISTAR THERMOCOOL Catheter for the treatment of drug refractory recurrent symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation when used with compatible three-dimensional electroanatomic mapping systems. The FDA also approved the THERAKOS CELLEX Photopheresis System for the palliative treatment of the skin manifestations of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma that are unresponsive to other forms of treatment.

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