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Johnson & Johnson Expects to Incur Special Charge in Second Quarter for Previously Disclosed Legal Matters
Date:6/8/2012

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced it expects to incur a special charge in the second quarter of 2012 of approximately $600 million to increase its accrual for the potential settlement of previously disclosed civil litigation matters related to RISPERDAL® (risperidone), INVEGA® (paliperidone), NATRECOR® (nesiritide) and Omnicare, Inc.

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