Janssen Pharmaceuticals is a pharmaceutical company located in Beerse, Belgium that is wholly owned by multinational corporation Johnson & Johnson.1)


Janssen is part of the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and Mastercard to “accelerate treatments, vaccines, and diagnostics”.2)

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Janssen is distributing a recombinant “non replicating viral vector” COVID-19 vaccine product in the United States and other countries worldwide.3) 4) It is approved but not widely distributed in Canada.5)

On June 1, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration revoked the EUA for Janssen's product.6)

Payments from Janssen

The following is a developing list of individuals and organizations that Janssen has given money to related to the COVID-19 pandemic. People and groups included on this list are relevant due to positions of authority or influence in the crisis, and are of note in considering how Janssen and/or Johnson & Johnson may have manipulated the COVID-19 response through a payment network. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an accusation of wrongdoing without substantiating evidence.

Payments to Organizations

Name Type Amount Description
SickKids Donation $100,000.00 - $999,999.00 Donations to the SickKids Foundation.7)
University Hospitals Kingston Foundation Donation $50,000.00 – $99,999.00 Cumulative donations up to December 31, 2019.8)
DeBree, C. S. (2011, June 22). Centocor is now Janssen Biotech. The Intelligencer. https://archive.ph/eBzXM
Global pharma industry unites behind COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator. (2020, March 26). The Pharma Letter. https://archive.ph/5RTn4
Janssen (Johnson & Johnson): Ad26.COV2.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker. Retrieved January 18, 2022, from https://archive.ph/nPhNi
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. (2021, November 4). Administration Overview for Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Retrieved December 5, 2021, from https://archive.ph/svpaI
Health Canada. (2021, March 5). Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine. Government of Canada. Retrieved December 5, 2021, from https://archive.ph/2cl9Z
Marks, P. (2023, June 1). Re: Revocation of EUA 27205 - Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine. Food and Drug Administration. https://web.archive.org/web/20230603070204/https://www.fda.gov/media/169003/download
Recognizing your contribution. University Hospitals Kingston Foundation. Retrieved February 21, 2022, from https://www.uhkf.ca/Your-Impact/Recognizing-Your-Contribution
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