Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8K

                Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)of
                       The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

          Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 15, 2003

                                  JOHNSON & JOHNSON

              (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

           New Jersey                1-3215            22-1024240

       (State or other             Commission        (I.R.S. Employer
       jurisdiction               File Number)       Identification No.)
       of incorporation)

         One Johnson & Johnson Plaza, New Brunswick, New Jersey  08933

             (Address of principal executive offices)    (zip code)

       Registrant's telephone number including area code: (732) 524-0400

       Item 5.   Other Events.

       On April 15, 2003, Johnson & Johnson ("J&J") issued the attached
       press release announcing its sales and earnings for the period
       ended March 30, 2003.

       Item 9. Regulation FD Disclosure

       On April 15, 2003, Johnson & Johnson announced its consolidated
       financial results for the first quarter ended March 30, 2003.  A
       copy of this press release is furnished with this report as an
       exhibit to Form 8-K. The information contained in this report on
       Form 8-K is being furnished pursuant to Item 12 under Item 9 of
       Form 8-K as directed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange
       Commission in Release No. 34-47583.

       (c)  Exhibits

       Exhibit No.       Description of Exhibit

       99.15             Press Release dated April 15, 2003 for the
                         period ended March 30, 2003.

       99.20             Unaudited Comparative Supplementary Sales Data and
                         Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings for the
                         first quarter.


       Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of
       1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on
       its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                        JOHNSON & JOHNSON

       Date: April 15, 2003             By: /s/ Stephen J. Cosgrove
                                        Stephen J. Cosgrove
                                        Chief Accounting Officer