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J & J CEO Interview


NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- Johnson & Johnson's CEO says he hopes most of the company's product recalls are behind it, but he can't use the word never.

William Weldon has run the health care giant since 2002. He says J&J has learned some lessons, invested heavily in improving quality and will work to regain consumer confidence.

Since September 2009, the company has had about two dozen recalls of prescription and nonprescription medicines, replacement hips, contact lenses and diabetes test strips. One of its consumer health products factories is still being upgraded a year after it was closed, and two others are under close scrutiny by federal regulators. Even Congress has been investigating J&J's handling of recalls.

Weldon will face shareholders at J&J's annual meeting tomorrow.

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