Like many medical device companies, Johnson & Johnson is waging patent battles on many fronts at once. Recently, two cases in which J&J was the defendant took interesting twists.
South Korea's Celltrion is aiming to be second in line when biosimilars make their U.S. landfall, filing an FDA application to market a knockoff of Johnson & Johnson's blockbuster Remicade.
Johnson & Johnson's canagliflozin was the first to win FDA approval among a new class of diabetes therapies, and now it's the star of the first such combination therapy to pass agency muster, helping the drug stand out in an increasingly cluttered market.
A Securities and Exchange Commission filing from Aug. 6 disclosed that Boston Scientific received a subpoena from the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey regarding its acquisition of Bridgepoint Medical, leading to a sharp decline in trading.
Under pressure from consumer groups, Johnson & Johnson vowed to remove certain controversial ingredients from its baby and infant products two years ago. Now, the company is taking that oath and turning it into a marketing advantage.
Days after Johnson & Johnson pulled its devices for minimally invasive hysterectomies from the global market, physicians are shedding light on alternative surgical methods and questioning the recall's implications for women undergoing the procedure.
Amid regulatory and industry backlash surrounding the use of laparoscopic surgical tools in gynecological procedures, Johnson & Johnson is pulling its related device from the global market.
Spinal device specialist NuVasive said it's third in the spinal device market and is aiming now for second place along with more than $1 billion in annual revenue. Wall Street ate up that news, along with an earnings beat and raised guidance, and chased the stock up 10% in early trading on June 30.
Johnson & Johnson's new blood cancer drug Imbruvica (ibrutinib) is on a roll. The FDA just armed the drug with a new indication in chronic lymphocytic leukemia, adding to a series of regulatory nods.
Three Big Pharma companies have helped come up with some seed money to start growing the first crop of biotechs in New York. Pfizer, Eli Lilly and J&J all chipped in to a $51 million fund from Accelerator Corp., which will now expand on the work it's been doing in Seattle to the East Side of Manhattan, recruiting upstarts to join investigators at the Alexandria Center for Life Science.