NEW YORK Dec 16 Johnson & Johnson may
be set to deliver mid single-digit revenue growth and high
single-digit profit growth in the next few years, lead by its
pharmaceutical division, according to an article in Barron's.
The growth could come after years of large missteps,
including factory problems in its Consumer Division and a $2.9
billion charge related to the recall of artificial hips,
Barron's said in its Dec. 17 edition.
"Revenue growth is improving in all three businesses,"
Barclays analyst C. Anthony Butler told Barron's.
The company's three divisions are Pharmaceuticals; Medical
Devices & Diagnostics, which makes artificial knees and hips;
and Consumer, maker of Tylenol and Band-Aid.
Barron's said detractors have criticized the company as
having lost its innovative edge and that its management team is