Thursday, September 15, 2011

Who is RWJF and how do they increase J & J product sales?

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) claims to provide financial grants to non-governmental agencies in order to affect government policies that would help people and communities. The facts however, point to a foundation that funds policies which only serve to benefit RWJF and Johnson & Johnson companies bottom line profits (RWJF was founded by J & J founder Robert Wood Johnson and RWJF is still one of the largest shareholders of J & J stock). RWJF funds smoking ban lobbyists because parent company J & J manufactures alternative nicotine products such as Nicoderm. RWJF funds anti-obesity lobbyists because parent company J & J manufactures alternative sugar and surgical gastric bypass products such as Splenda and the Realize gastric band.

If however, RWJF were truly concerned about the health and welfare of people they would start by providing compensation to individuals whose livelihoods were destroyed by their (RWJF) self-serving policies.

RWJF policies increased unemployment and home foreclosures across the globe.

Absent the rightly deserved recompense to individuals destroyed by Robert Wood Johnson Foundations political activities, their hollow claims of helping individuals are just that........hollow claims.

Update: During the Monday 9/12/11 GOP debate, candidate Michele Bachmann chastised Gov. Perry for implementing the HPV immunization law, based on the pharmaceutical (Merck) company's lobbying activities and grant money....The audience seemed to overwhelmingly agree with Bachmann.
Smoking bans are no different......Nicoderm maker J & J by way of its beneficiary, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), improperly and falsely influence lawmakers to implement smoking bans in a similar self-serving, marketing scam.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

TeaParty activists have pro-Obama Johnson & Johnson Co. in their sites as target of new boycotts


-- Johnson and Johnson. Nearly 69 percent had a favorable impression of the health company before Johnson and Johnson's support for health reform
legislation was detailed to survey-takers. Afterward, that favorability dropped to 16 percent.

Here's a partial list of J & J products:

Desitin, J & J lotion, J & J No More Tears,, Neutrogena, Clean & Clear, Bandaid, Bengay, Purell, Listerine, Nicorette, Nicoderm (distributed by GSK but mfg by J & J) Reach, Stayfree, O.B., Monistat, Tylenol, Pepcid, Rolaids, Splenda, Benecol, Visine, Acuvue.....etc.

Online lists found here:

Americans enraged by Democratic government (and RWJF lobbied) takeover of our private healthcare system can demonstrate their anger with their wallet

Stop spending money on any and all Johnson & Johnson products Tylenol, Bandaid, Nicoderm, etc. (SC Johnson (cleaning product manufacturer) is not related to the J & J pharmaceutical and medical device conglomerate)

RWJF is the private foundation of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturer. In a misguided, rent seeking legislative effort, RWJF has been lobbying for government healthcare in the U.S for over 30 years.

More here:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What role did Johnson & Johnson Company's partner Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) play in getting Obamacare written into law

The White House on Friday released a small list of visitors to the White House since President Barack Obama took office in January, including lobbyists, business executives, activists and celebrities....Checking the White House visitor list you'll see that RWJF President Risa Lavizzo-Mourey has presented her special interest agenda to the White House 7 times thus far.

One of RWJF's goals has been to advocate for a government run healthcare's an agenda they've pushed for 30 years.

RWJF ties to Johnson & Johnson can be found here:

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Worldwide economic meltdown....what role did J & J and their partner RWJF play?

Friday, February 23, 2007

Smoking bans: Good public policy? Or simply a great pharmaceutical marketing plan?

To the average non-smoker as I am, it might appear that the American Lung Association, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Non-Smoker's Rights, the American Medical Association, countless research Universities around the country, etc. are lobbying our politicians for smoking bans for health reasons.

However, upon some preliminary investigation it is clear that these NGO's are backed by $200,000,000.00 + from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) which has direct ties to the Johnson & Johnson Company, and J & J is the manufacturer of Nicoderm & Nicoderm CQ via its wholly owned subsidiary ALZA. Recently, the buyout of Pfizer means J & J profits even more from the passage of smoking bans thru additional sales of Nicotrol and the new smoking cessation drug Chantix.

The data supplied to these NGO's and subsequently our politicians should be viewed as highly dubious at best, since it comes from the largest manufacturer of pharmaceutical nicotine products which benefits by selling their alternative nicotine products like Nicoderm, Nicoderm CQ, Nicotrol, etc. when tobacco nicotine use is prohibited via smoking bans.

In fact according to this industry watchdog pharmaceutical nicotine product sales is a $500,000,000.00+ annual business almost exclusively owned by the Johnson & Johnson conglomerate, of which RWJF is an entity and single largest shareholder of J & J stock, with a $5.4 billion dollar holding.

For whatever reason our local lawmakers seem to ignore the conflict of interest, if they know about it at all. I am curious if some of these local lawmakers receive campaign support from any or all of these special interests........Are local media outlets, or attorneys general interested in investigating? We'll see.

Here are some links to financial grants from the Nicoderm people at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to:

Recipient: American Medical Assoc. $88,000,000.00

Recipient: American Lung Association, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association $99,000,000.00

Recipient: numerous research universities around the country

RWJF ties to the Johnson & Johnson Company:

ALZA is the company which manufactures Nicoderm & Nicoderm CQ for GSK:

ALZA is owned by Johnson & Johnson company

Why would a pharmaceutical company fund smoking bans?

Government air quality testing of secondhand smoke (is secondhand smoke really harmful?):

The American Cancer Society air quality testing proves secondhand smoke is up to 25,000 times safer than OSHA indoor air quality regulations for secondhand smoke:

In this special report out of Washington DC by the Center for Public Integrity, we've found an interesting bit of information:

...the pharmaceutical industry has mounted a sophisticated grassroots campaign to build support for its position on key issues that affect its bottom line. The industry has funded various groups to champion its positions, sponsored studies tilted to the industry and hired public relations firms to spearhead campaigns to soften up public opinion and government policies....

Update: Here are a number of grants by Nicoderm financed Robert Wood Johnson Foundation used to influence government policymakers and lawmakers.......and as you guessed it, that lobbying is designed to eliminate tobacco nicotine use.......while increasing pharmaceutical nicotine use......a public policy also known as smoking bans.

Update: This posting can also be found at the Heartland Institute.

Meanwhile science and air quality testing prove that the secondhand smoke hype has been greatly exaggerated:

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

For a complete list of Johnson & Johnson products to boycott

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Smoking bans for profit and greed.....not health.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a division of Johnson & Johnson, funds smoking bans around the globe; helping prop up Nicoderm sales.

Yet two government agencies prove secondhand smoke does not rise to any level of health hazard.