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EARNINGS-Johnson & Johnson profit tumbles 35% as COVID-19 slams medical device sales

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July 16 (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson JNJ.N reported a 35.3% fall in second-quarter profit on Thursday as demand for its medical devices was hammered by hospitals putting off non-urgent procedures such as knee and hip replacement due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company, which is set to begin human trials of its experimental coronavirus vaccine this month, reported net earnings of $3.63 billion, or $1.36 per share, down from $5.61 billion, or $2.08 per share, a year earlier.

However, the company raised its full-year adjusted profit forecast to $7.75 to $7.95 per share, from its prior estimate of $7.50 to $7.90 per share.

(Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

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