Johnson & Johnson history, profile and history video
Johnson & Johnson operates as an investment holding company with interests in health care products. It engages in research and development, manufacture and sale of personal care hygienic products, pharmaceuticals and surgical equipments. The company, through its subsidiaries operates in three business segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices and Diagnostics. The Consumer segment includes a range of products used in the baby care, skin care, oral care, wound care and women’s health care fields, as well as nutritional and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products, and wellness and prevention platforms. The baby care franchise includes the JOHNSON’S Baby line of products. Major brands in the skin care franchise include the AVEENO; CLEAN & CLEAR; JOHNSON’S Adult; NEUTROGENA; RoC; LUBRIDERM; DABAO; and Vendôme product lines. Brands in the oral care franchise include the LISTERINE and REMBRANDT oral care lines, as well as REACH interdental products. The wound care franchise includes BAND-AID brand adhesive bandages and NEOSPORIN First Aid products. Major brands in the women’s health franchise are CAREFREE pantiliners; o.b. tampons and STAYFREE sanitary protection products. The principal nutritional line is SPLENDA No Calorie Sweetener. Over-the-counter medicines include the broad family of TYLENOL acetaminophen products; SUDAFED cold, flu and allergy products; ZYRTEC allergy products; MOTRIN IB ibuprofen products; and PEPCID AC Acid Controller. The Pharmaceutical segment includes products in the anti-infective, antipsychotic, contraceptive, gastrointestinal, hematology, immunology, infectious diseases, neurology, oncology, pain management, thrombosis and vaccines areas. The products in this segment include REMICADE (infliximab), a treatment for a number of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases; STELARA (ustekinumab), a treatment for adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis; SIMPONI (golimumab), a treatment for adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, active psoriatic arthritis, and active ankylosing spondylitis; VELCADE (bortezomib), a treatment for multiple myeloma; ZYTIGA (abiraterone acetate), a treatment for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer; PREZISTA (darunavir), INTELENCE (etravirine) and EDURANT (rilpivirine), treatments for HIV/AIDS; INCIVO (telaprevir), for the treatment of hepatitis C; NUCYNTA ER (tapentadol) extended release tablets, a treatment for moderate to severe chronic pain in adults and neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy in adults; INVEGA SUSTENNA (paliperidone palmitate), for the acute and maintenance treatment of schizophrenia in adults; INVEGA (paliperidone) extended-release tablets, for the treatment of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder; RISPERDAL CONSTA (risperidone), a treatment for the management of Bipolar I Disorder and schizophrenia; XARELTO (rivaroxaban), an oral anticoagulant for the prevention of thrombosis following total hip or knee replacement surgery, for the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, for the treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or to reduce the risk of recurrence of DVT or PE following an initial six months of treatment for acute venous thromboembolism; PROCRIT (epoetin alfa, sold as EPREX), to stimulate red blood cell production; LEVAQUIN (levofloxacin) for the treatment of bacterial infections; CONCERTA (methylphenidate HCl) extended-release tablets CII, a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; ACIPHEX/PARIET, a proton pump inhibitor; and DURAGESIC/ (fentanyl transdermal system) CII, sold as DUROGESIC, a treatment for chronic pain that offers a novel delivery system. The Medical Devices and Diagnostics segment produces a range of products used primarily by health care professionals in the fields of cardiovascular disease; orthopaedic and neurological; blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery; general surgery; biosurgical, and energy; professional diagnostic; infection prevention products; and disposable contact lenses. Johnson & Johnson was founded by Robert Wood Johnson I, James Wood Johnson and Edward Mead Johnson Sr. in 1886 and is headquartered in New Brunswick, NJ.“
“Johnson & Johnson History
Inspired by a speech by antiseptic advocate Joseph Lister, Robert Wood Johnson joined his brothers James Wood Johnson and Edward Mead Johnson to create a line of ready-to-use surgical dressings in 1885. The company produced its first products in 1886 and incorporated in 1887.
Robert Wood Johnson served as the first president of the company. He worked to improve sanitation practices in the nineteenth century, and lent his name to a hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Upon his death in 1910, he was succeeded in the presidency by his brother James Wood Johnson until 1932, and then by his son, Robert Wood Johnson II.
Robert Wood Johnson’s granddaughter, Mary Lea Johnson Richards, was the first baby to appear on a Johnson & Johnson baby powder label. His great-grandson, Jamie Johnson, made a documentary called Born Rich about the experience of growing up as the heir to one of the world’s greatest fortunes.”
*Information from Forbes.com and Wikipedia.org
**Video published on YouTube by “JNJhealth“