Bumblebees shouldn't be able to fly, and a company as large as Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) shouldn't be able to post double digit gains. Somehow both seemingly impossible events continue to occur before our eyes. I can't explain the flight of the bumblebee, but Johnson & Johnson's ability to defy gravity is less of a mystery.

During the second quarter all segments posted year-on-year gains, but pharmaceuticals are this company's biggest growth engine. A string of successful drug launches make Johnson & Johnson look like the pharmaceutical industry's Cape Canaveral. Watch the slideshow below to find out what's driving growth at Johnson & Johnson.

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