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Frequently Asked Questions

  • WHY DO JOHNSON & JOHNSON COMPANIES WORK WITH HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS?

    The patients and health care professionals who rely on our products place their trust in the reliability of our clinical research, the rigor of our scientific publications, the independence of medical education we fund and the integrity of our professional relationships.

    Our approach to product development and peer-to-peer education is focused on improving the health of patients and driving improved clinical outcomes through transparent, compliant activities. Health care providers with real-world clinical experience in specific therapeutic areas are uniquely qualified to provide education and insights into new advancements regarding Johnson & Johnson products.

    Science sometimes advances quickly, and peer-to-peer education can address potential treatment gaps as it allows providers to objectively discuss important medical information with expert colleagues regarding the appropriate use of our products.

    We also collaborate with leading physicians on the development of new surgical devices, medicines and diagnostics. These activities lead to important medical advances that improve patients’ lives.

  • WHY DO JOHNSON & JOHNSON COMPANIES PAY HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS?

    Collaboration with health care providers is essential to advancing innovative products, treatments and procedures that further patient care. The services that physicians provide us are time consuming and require a high level of expertise. Compensation for health care providers’ time, effort and intellectual property is based on fair market value guidelines.

  • WHAT DO JOHNSON & JOHNSON COMPANIES PAY FOR?

    A list and definitions of our payment categories can be found here.

  • HOW DOES THE COLLABORATION OF JOHNSON & JOHNSON COMPANIES WITH HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS BENEFIT PATIENTS?

    Johnson & Johnson companies work with health care providers in order to ensure the highest quality of care for patients. Science sometimes advances quickly, and peer-to-peer education can address potential treatment gaps as it allows providers to objectively discuss important medical information with expert colleagues regarding the appropriate use of our products.

    We also collaborate with leading physicians on the development of new surgical devices, medicines and diagnostics. Doctors enjoy an interpersonal relationship with the patients we serve, and can therefore provide trusted advice to our company about unique and evolving patient needs. These activities lead to important medical advances that improve patients’ lives.

  • WHY DO JOHNSON & JOHNSON COMPANIES PAY PHYSICIANS FOR MEALS AND TRAVEL?

    Reimbursements for travel and lodging are in accordance with nationally recognized standards and are limited to instances in which hands-on customer product training is necessary for the safe and effective use of our company’s medical devices.

    As part of an educational presentation or business discussion, Johnson & Johnson Companies may occasionally offer a beverage, snack or modest meal, consistent in value with the applicable industry standards. Meals must occur in locations that are conducive to an educational or business discussion. Venues that feature entertainment or recreation, and attendance by spouses or guests, are not permitted.

  • DO PAYMENTS TO PHYSICIANS BY JOHNSON & JOHNSON COMPANIES INFLUENCE THEIR PRESCRIPTION PRACTICES?

    Johnson & Johnson companies are committed to supporting the expectations of patients that decisions made regarding their health care are based on objective, medical knowledge and are free from improper influence.

    Our guidelines on interactions with health care professionals and customers align with the government laws and industry standards; all of which shape our interactions with U.S. physicians and teaching hospitals, and are consistent with the responsibilities and values defined in Our Credo and in our Code of Business Conduct.