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Johnson & Johnson's Pharma Business Fuels Sales Growth

July 17,2018 17:18

J&J shares surged 4% to $128.65 in midday trading after the earnings report, though the stock is still down 7.9% year to date on investors' concerns about slower growth in other parts of J&J's diversified business, including consumer products. Global ...


Strong sales of Johnson & Johnson’s cancer drugs and other medicines helped boost the company’s revenue and earnings for the latest quarter, but the health-products giant’s U.S. consumer business continued to struggle.
Sales in the pharmaceuticals unit rose 19.9% globally, the largest increase among J&J segments. Cancer-drug sales rose 42.2%, helped by big gains for the Zytiga prostate-cancer drug and Darzalex, a blood-cancer treatment.
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