According to Lobbying Disclosure reports, in the first half of 1996, Johnson & Johnson has spent at least $1,070,000 lobbying Congress to weaken federal laws that protect consumers from dangerous products, that prevent illegal price-fixing of prescription drugs and that preserve clean air and clean water.
Attorneys General in 22 states have sued the biggest contact lens companies-Bausch & Lomb, Johnson & Johnson and Ciba Vision-for price [fixing] conspiracy, contending that as many as 25 million consumers were overcharged $600 million between 1989 and 1994.
Image-conscious Johnson & Johnson Company (J&J), maker of age-of-innocence products such as J&J baby powder and shampoo, lost its innocence in January 1995, when a company subsidiary pled guilty to destroying documents.