**Western Drugmakers Are Still Providing Medicines to Russia**
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Healthcare companies say they are duty-bound to continue supplying drugs, vaccines and medical equipment to Russia, though Western sanctions and other measures have thrown up hurdles.
The Ukraine invasion has prompted Western car makers, luxury-good purveyors and other companies to leave Russia. Makers of drugs, vaccines and medical equipment continue to do business, however, saying they have an ethical responsibility, though some drug and device firms have spoken out against the invasion and scaled back operations.
“If our products don’t get to the patients in need, people will die or have severe consequences,” Johnson & Johnson Chief Financial Officer Joseph Wolk said at an investor conference Tuesday.