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Johnson & Johnson Holds 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
Date:4/28/2011

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Better Treatments, Broader Reach

Weldon also emphasized the many opportunities the company has to make a difference in life-altering and life-threatening diseases that have not seen significant advancements in a number of years. In this category, he highlighted Alzheimer's disease, saying there was "an enormous unmet medical need in addressing this disease."  Weldon described the company's commitments and investments in helping to advance a promising new compound, bapineuzumab, which, he said, may have "the potential to actually address the underlying pathology of Alzheimer's disease."

Gorsky and McCoy discussed how the company is developing new innovations for many of the world's most pressing health needs, while also expanding its reach to serve a greater number of people around the world.

McCoy highlighted Consumer innovations including NICORETTE® QuickMist, recently launched in the U.K. and clinically proven to relieve nicotine cravings in as little as 60 seconds, and NEUTROGENA® Naturals, combining the benefits of natural ingredients with the effectiveness consumers expect from NEUTROGENA®.

In the company's Pharmaceuticals segment, McCoy described four innovative medicines that are currently in regulatory review in the United States and/or Europe – abiraterone acetate for advanced prostate cancer, telaprevir for Hepatitis C, rivaroxaban for preventing blood clots, and TMC 278 for HIV.

McCoy noted that the number of current U.S. regulatory submissions – seven – is exceptional, and that "these medicines represent transformational advances over the current standards of care for patients living with serious diseases."

The existing pharmaceuticals business, McCoy added, which began the year with a strong first quarter, was strengthened by the recent expansion of the Immunology portfolio as a result of the return of rights for REMICADE® and SIMPONI® i
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