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Robert Wood Johnson concluded there ought to be a better way. Mr. Johnson joined with his two brothers, James Wood and Edward Mead Johnson, who had formed a partnership in 1885. Operations began in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1886 with 14 employees on the fourth floor of a small building that once was a wallpaper factory. In 1887 the Company was incorporated as Johnson & Johnson.

Johnson & Johnson went from a privately-held company to one publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange in 1944.  

In 1982 and again in 1986 TYLENOL®, a product of our McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals subsidiary, was altered by unknown individuals who placed deadly cyanide in the capsule form of the product. The result was the death of seven people in 1982. The product was voluntarily recalled and Johnson & Johnson took a $100 million charge against earnings.

日本経済新聞 2006/6/27

ファイザーから大衆薬事業買収 J&Jが発表


2006/6/26 Johnson & Johnson           Pfizer発表  Pfizer方針

Johnson & Johnson to Acquire Pfizer Consumer Healthcare; Combination Creates World's Premier Consumer Health Care Company
All Cash Transaction is Valued at $16.6 Billion

Johnson & Johnson, the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pfizer Consumer Healthcare for $16.6 billion in cash.

The Johnson & Johnson Board of Directors has given approval to the transaction. Closing is subject to customary clearances, including the
Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and European Union merger control regulation. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2006.

The Pfizer Consumer Healthcare business adds a diverse portfolio of strong, growing, enduring brands that provide Johnson & Johnson with l
eadership positions in nine additional categories, including large new segments such as smoking cessation and mouthwash.

The combined portfolio of OTC brands will solidify the global market-leading position of Johnson & Johnson's OTC franchise. Under the terms of the agreement, Johnson & Johnson will also acquire the
U.S. OTC switch rights to ZYRTEC - Pfizer's once-a-day, non-sedating prescription antihistamine抗ヒスタミン剤, upon patent expiration.

2006/6/26 Pfizer

Pfizer Reaches Agreement to Sell Its Consumer Healthcare Business to Johnson & Johnson for $16.6 Billion

Company Will Use After-Tax Proceeds to Invest in New Products and Innovative Technologies and Enhance Shareholder Returns
Pfizer Now Expects to Purchase up to $17 Billion in Stock in 2006-7
CEO McKinnell: 'We Have Taken Another Important Step to Create Value for Our Shareholders While Transforming Our Company'
Consumer Healthcare Colleagues 'Have Done a Superb Job in Building an Outstanding Business'

Pfizer Inc said today that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell its Pfizer Consumer Healthcare (PCH) business to Johnson & Johnson for $16.6 billion in cash, resulting in about $13.5 billion in after-tax proceeds.

The agreement, approved by the Pfizer Board of Directors, completes a review of strategic options for the consumer business that Pfizer initiated in February.

Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Actの概要



Jun 2, 2016   J&J 

Johnson & Johnson Announces Agreement to Acquire Vogue International
                Acquisition Strengthens Position in Hair Care

Johnson & Johnson today announced that Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vogue International, a privately held company focused on the marketing, development and distribution of salon-influenced and nature inspired hair care and other personal care products, for approximately $3.3 billion in cash. The acquisition will include the OGX® collection of shampoos, conditioners, treatments, styling products, body care and bath products, the FX™ line of hair styling products, and the Proganix® and Maui Moisture hair care lines.
"Our acquisition of Vogue International's full line of leading advanced hair care products sold in the U.S. and in 38 countries will strengthen our global presence in this important category. Vogue International's commitment to quality, innovation, and consumer preference complement our Consumer portfolio, while also presenting attractive hair care category growth opportunities for Johnson & Johnson," said Jorge Mesquita, Worldwide Chairman, Consumer, Johnson & Johnson.
The closing is subject to antitrust clearance and other customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close during the third quarter of 2016.
Upon closing, the transaction is not expected to impact the 2016 sales or earnings guidance ranges that Johnson & Johnson announced on April 19, 2016.

September 16, 2016 

Johnson & Johnson Announces Agreement to Acquire Abbott Medical Optics





Johnson & Johnson today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Abbott Medical Optics (AMO), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Abbott Laboratories, for $4.325 billion in cash. AMO reported sales of $1.1 billion for 2015. The acquisition will include ophthalmic products in three business segments: cataract surgery白内障手術, laser refractive surgery レーザー屈折矯正手術and consumer eye health.

"Eye health is one of the largest, fastest growing and most underserved segments in health care today,” said Ashley McEvoy, Company Group Chairman, responsible for Johnson & Johnson’s Vision Care Companies. “With the acquisition of Abbott Medical Optics’ strong and differentiated surgical ophthalmic portfolio, coupled with our world-leading ACUVUE® contact lens business, we will become a more broad-based leader in vision care. Importantly, with this acquisition we will enter cataract surgery – one of the most commonly performed surgeries and the number one cause of preventable blindness.”

AMO is a global leader in ophthalmic surgery and is known for world-class intraocular lenses used in cataract surgery. The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 20 million people are blind from age-related cataracts and that there are at least 100 million eyes with compromised visual acuity
視力に影響するcaused by cataracts. These numbers are steadily rising due to population growth and increasing life expectancy.

In addition to the cataract business, AMO has advanced laser vision (LASIK)
角膜屈折矯正手術 technologies designed to enhance surgeon productivity and correct near sightedness, far sightedness and astigmatism. The acquisition also includes AMO’s consumer eye health products – over-the-counter drops for dry eye, as well as multipurpose solutions and hydrogen peroxide cleaning systems for patients who wear contact lenses.

The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017 and would be modestly accretive immediately to adjusted earnings per share*. The closing is subject to antitrust clearance and other customary closing conditions. Following the expected closing, sales will be reported in the Medical Devices segment as a separate platform within Vision Care. not be considered a replacement for GAAP results.


The innovation began more than three decades ago as the ophthalmic research arm of Heyer-Schulte Medical Optics Center (HSMOC), a division of American Hospital Supply Corporation. The HSMOC would later change its name to American Medical Optics and eventually to Advanced Medical Optics, or AMO, as it is known today.

The company started business in 1976 as a pioneer in the early development of intraocular lenses (IOLs) for cataract patients.

Throughout the 1980s, AMO became known as a technology company, introducing innovative new IOLs, the first U.S.-made YAG laser, and a first-generation phacoemulsification system, for the removal of cataracts. A later generation of this technology, known as the SOVEREIGN® System with WHITESTAR® technology, won the prestigious Medical Design Excellence Silver Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America in 1999 for “excellence in medical product design engineering.”

In 1986, American Medical Optics was sold to Allergan, Inc. and became known as Allergan Medical Optics.

A few years later in 1989, the company brought the first small-incision foldable IOL through the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory process. Foldable lenses were a major advance in cataract surgery because they made it possible for surgeons to insert the lens through a small incision, resulting in less trauma to the eye and faster visual recovery from cataract surgery, from months to days.

In 1997, AMO launched the Array® IOL, the first multifocal lens to be approved for commercial distribution by the FDA.

AMO became an independent company in June 2002 following a spin-off from Allergan.  

In 2004, AMO introduced the Verisyse phakic IOL for treatment of moderate to severe myopia, the first lens of its kind to receive FDA approval. The company also acquired the TECNIS® and CeeOn® IOLs, the HEALON® line of viscoelastics and the BAERVELDT® glaucoma device, marking the company's entrance into the glaucoma market. The TECNIS® IOL is the first IOL with a modified prolate optic to have a claim for improved functional vision.

On May 27, 2005, AMO completed the acquisition of VISX, Incorporated, creating the world’s leading refractive surgical business, bringing together AMO’s expansive suite of cataract and refractive surgical products with VISX’s state-of-the-art laser vision correction systems.

The growth continued in 2007 with the addition of the industry’s leading wavefront diagnostic system and femotsecond laser through the acquisitions of WaveFront Sciences and IntraLase Corp., respectively.
These additions give AMO the advanced corneal refractive technologies with the ability to offer a full systems approach that is without peer in the industry.

In 2009, Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. was acquired by Abbott Laboratories. Today, AMO is now Abbott Medical Optics Inc. and operated as a separate entity within Abbott’s medical device division.


Nov. 25, 2016

米J&J、スイスのアクテリオン買収で交渉 バイオ医薬強化

Johnson & Johnson Confirms Discussions with Actelion Regarding Potential Transaction

Johnson & Johnson today confirmed it is engaged in preliminary discussions with Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd.  regarding a potential transaction.

There can be no assurance any transaction will result from these discussions. Johnson & Johnson does not intend to make any additional comments regarding these discussions unless and until it is appropriate to do so, or a formal agreement has been reached.


Actelion  confirmed today that it has been approached by Johnson & Johnson about a possible transaction. 

There can be no certainty that a transaction will result. 

1997年12月、循環器系を専門とするJean-Paul Clozelを中心として設立された。肺動脈性肺高血圧症の経口治療薬であるボセンタンの製品化に世界で初めて成功、「トラクリア」の商品名で販売している。以後、循環器系希少病種に関する新薬開発に取り組み、エンドセリン受容体拮抗薬や、ゴーシェ病(GD1)に対応するミグルスタットやイロプロスト、グルコシルセラミド合成阻害薬や、日本新薬との提携によるプロスタグランジン受容体作動薬の開発などを行っている。





Actelion Ltd. is a leading biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative drugs for diseases with significant unmet medical needs.

Actelion is a leader in the field of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH 肺動脈性肺高血圧症). Our portfolio of PAH treatments covers the spectrum of disease, from WHO Functional Class (FC) II through to FC IV, with oral, inhaled and intravenous medications. Although not available in all countries, Actelion has treatments approved by health authorities for a number of specialist diseases including Type 1 Gaucher diseaseゴーシェ病, Niemann-Pick type C diseaseニーマンピック, Digital Ulcers 指潰瘍 in patients suffering from systemic sclerosis, and mycosis fungoides type cutaneous T-cell lymphoma菌状息肉腫型 皮膚T細胞リンパ腫.

Founded in late 1997, with now over 2,500 dedicated professionals covering all key markets around the world including Europe, the US, Japan, China, Russia and Mexico, Actelion has its corporate headquarters in Allschwil / Basel, Switzerland.