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 13, 2004

                        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 12.

On April 13, 2004, Johnson & Johnson announced its consolidated
financial results for the first quarter ended March 28, 2004.
A copy of this press release is furnished as Exhibits 99.15 and
99.20 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.

The following non-GAAP disclosure was included in the press
release to provide investors with information regarding the
underlying business.

The Company provided earnings before provision for taxes on
income, net earnings and earnings per share (diluted) excluding
in-process research and development (IPR&D) charges as these
charges are related to business combination transactions for the
first quarter of 2003.  The Company believes that presenting
information that excludes IPR&D related amounts is helpful in
evaluating the on-going business operations.

(c)  Exhibits

Exhibit No.       Description of Exhibit

99.15     Press Release dated April 13, 2004 for the period ended
          March 28, 2004.

99.2O     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 13, 2004          By: /s/ Stephen J. Cosgrove
                              Stephen J. Cosgrove
                              Chief Accounting Officer