We have a responsibility to help create a world where people across all economic and social circumstances can access the treatments they need. To enhance access to our health care products, we have many programs for those who cannot afford our medicines.
Johnson & Johnson ranked second among 20 global companies in the third biannual Access to Medicine Index, based on significant progress and improvements made to our access to medicines strategies, R&D portfolio, and philanthropy initiatives.
Access Programs in the U.S.
In the U.S., we are working to help people with little or no health insurance get access to the medicines they need. Our companies operate programs that provide discounts on medicines and other support to patients. The Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc., provides free medicines, donated by the Johnson & Johnson operating companies, to patients that meet certain eligibility criteria.
Global Access Program
We have a global access program for our HIV/AIDS medicines and have active research programs for diseases that affect the developing world, such as tuberculosis. Each year we also provide medicines and other products to people around the world through our product giving and disaster relief programs.
We strive to reduce our costs in order to maintain reasonable prices and broaden access to our health products. We also work with governments and international donors around the world to provide our products at affordable prices.