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): October 1, 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 8.01. Other Events

On October 1, 2004, Ortho Biotech Products, L.P., a Johnson &
Johnson company, issued a press release announcing that it
received a subpoena from the Inspector General, Department of
Health and Human Services, requesting documents related to the
sales and marketing of PROCRITr (Epoetin Alfa).

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits

   9.01(c)     Exhibits:

   Exhibit Number 99.17: Johnson & Johnson Press Release dated
October 1, 2004


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: October 4, 2004         By: /s/ Michael H. Ullmann
	                              Michael H. Ullmann
	                              Corporate Secretary