08 jun: Colombian Stocks Decline, Led By Ecopetrol; Peso Weakens
09 jun: RBS Chairman: Issues in Restructuring Talks Include Convertible C..
08-06-2012 23:55:00

J&J to Record $600 Million Charge in 2Q

Relateret indhold

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) said it plans to record a special charge of roughly $600 million in its second quarter to increase its accrual for potential legal settlements, as it has faced a series of lawsuits over accusations of bribery and improper drug-marketing practices.

The company said the settlement payments stem for a series of outstanding civil cases that involve its drugs Risperdal, Invega and Natrecor, as well as nursing-home pharmacy operator Omnicare Inc. (OCR).

The health-care products company has faced lawsuits related to alleged off-label promotion of its antipsychotic treatment Risperdal, which was once J&J's top-selling drug before generic copycats hit the market, as well as legal challenges over off-label promotion of another schizophrenia treatment, Invega, and the heart-failure drug Natrecor.

Furthermore, the federal government is suing J&J, accusing it of paying kickbacks to induce Omnicare to encourage use of Risperdal and other J&J drugs.

In addition, J&J has dealt with state lawsuits regarding its promotion of Risperdal, including an Arkansas case in which the company in April was ordered to pay $1.2 billion after a jury found that J&J's past marketing of the drug violated the state's consumer-protection laws. J&J previously was ordered to pay $327 million in a South Carolina case and $258 million in Louisiana. The company is appealing all three cases.

In January, J&J agreed to settle a Texas case for $158 million.

Meanwhile, the company agreed to pay an $85 million fine in a criminal case regarding off-label marketing of Natrecor. Parallel civil litigation still hasn't been settled.

The company in April said its first-quarter earnings rose on a foreign-exchange-related gain tied to an acquisition and lower expenses.

Shares closed Friday at $62.98 and were unchanged after hours. The stock is down 4% so far this year.

Write to Ben Fox Rubin at ben.rubin@dowjones.com

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

June 08, 2012 17:55 ET (21:55 GMT)

Copyright (c) 2012 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

Opret kommentar

Relateret debat

  • 1 uge
  • 1 måned
  • 1 År
Ingen indlæg

Fondsbørsmeddelelser

Aktier/åbning: Investorer børster ja-hatten af fra start

23-07-2014 09:24:32
Trods udsigt til fald i futuremarkedet og et totalt fravær af nævneværdige nøgletal har investorerne fundet det gode humør frem onsdag morgen. Dermed stiger de ..

Aktier/tendens: Let negativ start i kortene

23-07-2014 08:25:15
Det ser ud til, at de danske aktier vil åbne let negativt onsdag og dermed tage et skridt tilbage efter tirsdagens markante stigning. Dermed ses de seneste uger..

Mærsk annoncerer rateløft på Asien - Europa

22-07-2014 15:21:04
A.P. Møller - Mærsks containerdivision er atter på vej med ratestigninger på den vigtige fart mellem Asien og Nordeuropa. I ugebrevet "Weekly Highlights" fortæl..

Mest læste nyheder

  • 24 timer
  • 48 timer
  • 1 uge
1
Aktier/Europa: Engelsk bookie helt til tops i positivt marked
2
Novos kombinationsprodukt nærmer sig eksamen hos EMA
3
Aktier/tendens: Let negativ start i kortene
4
Finanstilsynet hæver værdien af landbrugsjord - avis
5
FLS trækkes op af muligt skotsk frieri i Finland - Ny

Relaterede aktiekurser

Johnson & Johnson 102,47 0,0% Aktiekurs uændret
Omnicare Inc 65,03 0,0% Aktiekurs uændret

Køb- og salgsanbefalinger

  • Trend
  • Pengemaskinen

Relaterede selskaber
Få adgang til information og anbefalinger af relaterede selskaber med PLUS pakken.

Du får adgang til 7 værdifulde investorværktøjer til investering.

Klik her og læs mere om PLUS pakken.
Euroinvestor i andre lande: Euroinvestor.com | Euroinvestor.se | Euroinvestor.no | Euroinvestor.fr | Forexinvestor.com| Wisselkoersen.nl | Valuta.se | Valutaveksel.no | Divisas.es | Valute.it
Copyright Euroinvestor A/S 2014  Disclaimer Privatlivspolitik
Aktieinformation leveres af Interactive Data.
Data er forsinket 15-20 minutter iht. de enkelte børsers regler om videredistribution.
 
23. juli 2014 13:54:58
(UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris
Version: LiveBranchBuild_20140710.1 - EUROWEB6 - 2014-07-23 13:54:58 - 2014-07-23 13:54:58 - 1 - Website: OKAY

Når du besøger Euroinvestor.dk accepterer du, at der anvendes cookies, som vi og vores samarbejdspartnere benytter til funktionalitet, statistik og markedsføring. Læs mere om cookies på Euroinvestor.dk her

x