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April 15, 2014
08:56 EDTJNJJohnson & Johnson sees FY net interest expense $400M-$500M
Says early Q1 data shows continued softer utilization trends impacted by the severe winter conditions. Says data shows continued slight declines in the rates of surgical and lab procedures in the U.S., similar to what was seen over the past 12 months. Says strong Q4 utilization in orthopedic procedures softened in Q1 due to some seasonality. Says confident overall about the long-term health of the market as economic conditions continue to recover. Says Japanese yen to be a headwind in 2014, although that negative impact to gross margin will increase throughout the year. Sees FY14 net interest expense $400M-$500M, effective tax rate 19%-20%. Says guidance for 2014 anticipates that the R&D tax credit will be renewed by Congress. Says expects continued pricing pressure in 2014 across many markets, particularly in Europe; says impact of this negative pricing pressure to negatively impact pretax operating margin by approximately 50bps. Says "comfortable" with models reflecting an operational sales increase on a constant currency basis of 5%-6% for the year. Says if currency exchange rates for all of 2014 were to remain where they were as of last week, sales growth rate would decrease by nearly half a percent. Says this would result in sales for 2014 on a constant currency basis of approximately $74.9B-$75.7B. Says that if exchange rates for all of 2014 were to remain where they were as of last week, then our reported EPS excluding special items would be positively impacted by approximately 6c per share due solely to exchange rate fluctuations. Comments made on the Q1 earnings conference call.
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November 19, 2014
09:04 EDTJNJJohnson & Johnson submits NDA for three-month paliperidone palmitate
Janssen Research & Development, a Johnson & Johnson company, announced the submission of a New Drug Application, or NDA, for three-month atypical antipsychotic paliperidone palmitate to the FDA. The NDA seeks approval for the medication as a treatment for schizophrenia in adults. If approved, it will be the first and only long-acting atypical antipsychotic that has a four times a year dosing schedule.
06:30 EDTJNJJohnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific trial set to start tomorrow, Reuters says
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November 17, 2014
07:16 EDTJNJMilken Institute--Faster Cures to hold a conference
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November 14, 2014
16:21 EDTJNJOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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14:53 EDTJNJCVS Express Scripts implementing drug price controls, says Cleveland Research
Cleveland Research believes that CVS (CVS) and Express scripts are implementing rebates and price controls on drug. The firm expects the companies to increase their focus on controlling durg prices next year, and adds that they have already itnroduced prior authorization criteria for hepatitis drug. Publicly traded drug companies include AstraZeneca (AZN), Bristol-Myers (BMY), Eli Lilly (LLY), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Merck (MRK), Novartis (NVS), Pfizer (PFE), Roche (RHHBY) and Sanofi (SNY). Makers of hepatits c drugs include AbbVie (ABBV) and Gilead (GILD),
November 13, 2014
16:28 EDTJNJGeron announces global strategic collaboration with Janssen Biotech
Geron (GERN) announced that the company has entered into an exclusive worldwide license and collaboration agreement with Janssen Biotech, a Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) company, to develop and commercialize, imetelstat, Geron's telomerase inhibitor product candidate, for oncology, including hematologic malignancies, and other human therapeutics uses. Imetelstat is a modified oligonucleotide that is currently in early phase clinical development for myelofibrosis, or MF, and may have activity in other hematologic myeloid malignancies such as myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, and acute myelogenous leukemia, or AML. Under the terms of the agreement, Geron will receive an initial payment of $35M due after the applicable waiting periods under the Hart-Scott Rodino Act and is eligible to receive additional payments up to a potential total of $900M for the achievement of development, regulatory and commercial milestones, as well as royalties on worldwide net sales. Certain regulatory, development, manufacturing and promotional activities will be managed through a joint governance structure, with Janssen responsible for operational implementation of these activities. All sales will be booked by Janssen.
11:54 EDTJNJJanssen announces FDA approved sNDA for INVEGA SUSTENNA
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10:44 EDTJNJMallinckrodt news on generic Concerta positive for Actavis, says BMO Capital
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November 10, 2014
07:44 EDTJNJJohnson & Johnson looks for acquisitions to help expand in China, WSJ says
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