I think BDX woud be an interesting acquisition for JNJ. Help them diversify further......as we await the health care reform. Health care is only going to get bigger and BDX is a great play ......akin to Gillette - razor & razor blade approach - thats why WB is involved.
J&J poorly run! LOL... Now thats funny like saying the 29 Yankees, 85 Bears poorly managed! Look at J&J they just picked up Elan for almost nothing. I really like BDX but J&J is one of the best run companies in the world! What year did they lay you off?
There has been this kind of speculation for about two decades now. I suspect if J&J wanted to take a crack at BD, they would have done so a long time ago. They divested themselves of their IV catheter years ago (sold it to Medex); that suggests they might not be interested in low tech medical devices per se.