08 jun: Det bølgende hus
10 jun: Overskud i APM´s containerforretning
09-06-2012 00:07:00

UPDATE: J&J to Record $600 Million Charge Due to Outstanding Lawsuits

Relateret indhold

--J&J to take litigation charge of about $600 million in second quarter

--Charge deals with litigation surrounding drugs Risperdal, Invega and Natrecor

--Took $1.1 billion litigation charge in the fourth quarter of 2011

(Updated to include details of previous litigation charge in the third paragraph.)

By Ben Fox Rubin

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).

In the fourth quarter, J&J recorded a $1.1 billion charge related to litigation settlements. At the time, Chief Financial Officer Dominic Caruso said the litigation costs were primarily linked to Risperdal. The company didn't have a similar charge in its April first-quarter report.

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.

J&J also 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.

--Anjali Athavaley contributed to this report.

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

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

June 08, 2012 18:07 ET (22:07 GMT)

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

Opret kommentar

Relateret debat

  • 1 uge
  • 1 måned
  • 1 År
Ingen indlæg

Fondsbørsmeddelelser

Novo-rival spår effekt af ugentligt GLP-1 på linje med Ozempics

13-12-2017 13:30:09
Novo Nordisks store franske rival Sanofi forudser, at dens ugentlige GLP-1-analog, Efpeglenatid, har en effekt på langtidsblodsukkeret, der er på linje Novos nye ugentlige diabetes 2-middel Ozempic, som tilhører samme lægemiddelklasse.Det fremgår af en præsentation under et analytikerarrangement onsdag, hvor Sanofi fremlægger sin forsknings- og udviklingsstrategi for de kommende år.Sanofi indledte..

Novo-rival er på vej med nye studier i fedme og leversygdommen NASH

13-12-2017 09:56:25
Novo Nordisks store franske rival, Sanofi, vil ligesom Novo i de kommende år også fokusere på udviklingen af fedmemedicin og medicin til behandling af leversygdommen, NASH.Det fremgår af en pressemeddelelse i forbindelse med et analytikerarrangement onsdag, hvor Sanofi vil præsentere sin forsknings- og udviklingsstrategi for de kommende år.Sanofis udviklingsindsats inden for forretningsområdet, di..

Mest læste nyheder

  • 24 timer
  • 48 timer
  • 1 uge
1
Vestas får sin største ordre nogensinde i Indien - NY
2
Vestas rykker nærmere kæmpekontrakter i New Mexico og Texas
3
Aktier/tendens: Genmab og Vestas fortsætter i fokus
4
Vestas ejer mere end 5 pct. egne aktier efter opkøb
5
Onsdagens aktier: Genmab endnu engang til bunds i negativt marked

Relaterede aktiekurser

Johnson & Johnson 142,89 0,2% Stigning i aktiekurs

Køb- og salgsanbefalinger

  • Trend
  • Pengemaskinen

Copyright Euroinvestor A/S 2017  Disclaimer Privatlivspolitik
Aktieinformation leveres af Morningstar.
Data er forsinket 15-20 minutter iht. de enkelte børsers regler om videredistribution.
 
14. december 2017 05:03:30
(UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris
Version: LiveBranchBuild_20171124.1 - EUROWEB4 - 2017-12-14 05:03:30 - 2017-12-14 05:03:30 - 1 - Website: OKAY