Johnson & Johnson was incorporated in the State of New Jersey in 1887. The Company is engaged in the research and development, manufacture and sale of products in the health care field. It is a holding company, which has more than 275 operating companies conducting business in virtually all countries of the world. The Company's operating companies are organized into three business segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices. The Consumer segment includes products used in the baby care, oral care, skin care, over-the-counter pharmaceutical, women's health and wound care markets. Baby Care includes the JOHNSON'S line of products. Oral Care includes the LISTERINE product line. Brands in Skin Care include the AVEENO; CLEAN & CLEAR; DABAO; JOHNSON'S Adult; LE PETITE MARSEILLAIS; LUBRIDERM; NEUTROGENA; and RoC product lines. Over-the-counter medicines include the broad family of TYLENOL acetaminophen products; SUDAFED cold, flu and allergy products; BENADRYL and ZYRTEC allergy products; MOTRIN IB ibuprofen products; and the PEPCID line of heartburn products. Brands in Women's Health outside of North America are STAYFREE and CAREFREE sanitary pads and o.b. tampon brands. Wound Care brands include the BAND-AID Brand Adhesive Bandages and NEOSPORIN First Aid product lines. These products are marketed to the general public and sold both to retail outlets and distributors throughout the world. The Pharmaceutical segment is focused on five therapeutic areas: immunology (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and psoriasis), infectious diseases and vaccines (e.g., HIV, hepatitis, respiratory infections and tuberculosis), neuroscience (e.g., Alzheimer's disease, mood disorders and schizophrenia), oncology (e.g., prostate cancer, hematologic malignancies and lung cancer), and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases (e.g., thrombosis and diabetes). Products in this segment are distributed directly to retailers, wholesalers, hospitals and health care professionals for prescription use. Key products in the Pharmaceutical segment include: REMICADE (infliximab), a treatment for a number of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases; SIMPONI (golimumab), a subcutaneous treatment for adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, active psoriatic arthritis, active ankylosing spondylitis and moderately active to severely active ulcerative colitis; SIMPONI ARIA (golimumab), an intravenous treatment for adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis; STELARA (ustekinumab), a treatment for adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis and active psoriatic arthritis, and for adolescents with moderate to severe psoriasis; OLYSIO/SOVRIAD(simeprevir), for combination treatment of chronic hepatitis C in adult patients; PREZISTA (darunavir), EDURANT (rilpivirine), and PREZCOBIX/REZOLSTA. The Medical Devices segment includes a broad range of products used in the orthopaedic, surgery, cardiovascular, diabetes care and vision care fields. These products are distributed to wholesalers, hospitals and retailers, and used in the professional fields by physicians, nurses, hospitals, eye care professionals and clinics. It includes orthopaedic products; general surgery, biosurgical, endomechanical and energy products; electrophysiology products to treat cardiovascular disease; sterilization and disinfection products to reduce surgical infection; diabetes care products, such as blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery products; and disposable contact lenses. Its business is conducted by more than 250 operating companies located in 60 countries, including the U.S., in virtually all countries throughout the world. In all of the product lines, its subsidiaries compete with companies both locally and globally. The Company is subject to varying degrees of governmental regulation in the countries in which operations are conducted, and the general trend is toward increasingly stringent regulation.
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