Last updated on: 12/9/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Johnson & Johnson Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Animals Be Used for Scientific or Commercial Testing?"
Reasoning:

“The use of animals in the development of our products is sometimes required to ensure products are safe and effective. In fact, alternatives to animal testing techniques, commonly called in vitro techniques, do not generate all of the pre-clinical data required by government agencies to bring new products to market. Therefore, health care companies must combine in vitro tests with animal (in vivo) research to fulfill our scientific, legal and ethical obligations to provide safe and effective products.”

“Animal Research,” jnj.com (accessed Oct. 24, 2013)

Description:

“Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

Our Family of Companies comprises:

  • The world’s sixth-largest consumer health company
  • The world’s largest and most diverse medical devices and diagnostics company
  • The world’s fifth-largest biologics company
  • And the world’s eighth-largest pharmaceuticals company”
  • “Our Company,” jnj.com (accessed Nov. 15, 2013)

    Mission:

    “Caring for the world, one person at a time… inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science – bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.”

    “Our Company,” jnj.com (accessed Nov. 15, 2013)

    Other:
    Publicly traded multinational corporation