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Ethicon Seeks To Expand Access To Bariatric Surgery, Increase Product Market Share Through Investment

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With nearly 30% of the world’s population overweight or obese, Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon division is seeking to expand patients’ access to bariatric surgery in certain countries by funding studies that demonstrate its benefits. By convincing payors in these countries that bariatric surgery addresses not only weight loss but also metabolic diseases, Ethicon hopes to increase its products' market share in these countries, too.

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