Johnson & Johnson spokesman said that the company is closing its comprehensive care business unit, one of three business units created in January 2008 to boost sales, the Associated Press reported. The comprehensive care business unit makes medical devices and tests for patients with chronic disorders. Its operations will be transfer to the company's other divisions. The move is part of management consolidation intended to make the company operate in the most efficient manner.

The company did not announce job layoffs, but Johnson & Johnson assesses staffing needs and will continue to do so, said Johnson & Johnson spokesman Bill Price.