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Infliximab, a chimeric monoclonal antibody, sold under the brand name Remicade among others, is a medication used to treat a number of autoimmune diseases. This includes Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and Behçet's disease. It is given by slow injection into a vein, typically at six- to eight-week intervals.

The FDA issued a warning to doctors that there is an increased risk of lymphoma and other cancers associated with the use of infliximab (Remicade) and other tumor necrosis factor blockers in children and adolescents:

FDA notified healthcare professionals that it has completed its analysis of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers and has concluded that there is an increased risk of lymphoma and other cancers associated with the use of these drugs (marketed as Remicade, Enbrel, Humira, Cimzia, and Simponi) in children and adolescents. This new safety information is now being added to the Boxed Warning for these products. FDA has also identified new safety information related to the occurrence of leukemia and new-onset psoriasis in patients treated with TNF blockers. The current prescribing information for TNF blockers does contain a warning for malignancies but does not specifically mention leukemia. FDA is also requiring updates to the current Medication Guide to help patients understand the risks associated with TNF blocker therapy. TNF blockers are approved for the treatment of one or more of a number of immune system diseases including juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, plaque psoriasis, Crohn’s disease, and ankylosing spondylitis.

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Current Employee - Scientific Director says

"I have been working at Janssen full-time for more than a year Cons: Management is terrible. There is no “team” here. Adversarial and political are the two words you should get to know here. The right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing and it all trickles down to the individual contributor."

Current Employee - Clinical Research Manager says

"I have been working at Janssen full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Managers tend to please upper level and suppress lower level workers."

Current Employee - Scientist says

"I have been working at Janssen full-time for less than a year Cons: treat contractors as second class citizen here. No chance for them to convert."

Former Employee - Executive Sales Representative says

"I worked at Janssen full-time Cons: Negative culture at district levels directed by DMs and reinforced by RMs. Lack of integrity at both levels. This is existent in primary care, hospital and specialty field forces. Complaints are made to corporate HR, ER and VPs yet nothing ever changes. Ultimately good long-term reps are targeted and wrongly terminated, Others resign or retire when the toxic culture affects family life or health and can no longer be tolerated. Life is to short to work in a toxic culture."

Current Employee - Scientist says

"I have been working at Janssen full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Many senior managers, are just swimming in the ocean, do not have sufficient scientific knowledge, rigour, motivation and are self sufficient, biased. Closed door science, not all team members will have any idea what is going on. Lacks inclusivity for many employees either hired by company or recruiting agencies. Hiring is based on biased approaches and dirty politics. Many directors lack efficiency, specific experience intellect, knowledge base, understanding and capabilities, especially those who have got hired due to some biased hiring managers."

Former Employee - Director says

"I worked at Janssen full-time for less than a year Cons: Bullying, beating people down and toxic culture are alive and well here. HR and other employee 'advocates' do nothing to assist/alleviate the problem people."

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"I worked at Janssen Cons: Bad training, if any at all, most of my former coworkers said that years ago it wasn't that way. Many of the managers are always on vacation aka work from home, and when things go wrong they blame it on lower level employees. Most problems are "fixed" by firing lab employees, instead of changing methods/it being a manager’s fault. Constantly pointing fingers to look good in front of the managers, who seem to encourage it. Many times have asked contractors to stay late and/or come in the weekends."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Janssen full-time Cons: Most of the people who work there have been there for ages and don't recognize that there is any other way to do things other than the J&J way. Diversity in thinking and working is not welcome. Company claims to be a relationship-based culture, but it is VERY, VERY political."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at Janssen full-time for more than a year Cons: Does not adequately invest in training their employees, too many products with deviations/errors, and high turn over. Treat your employees INCLUDING CONTRACTORS with respect. This company doesn't like to fill in positions when they are empty, instead load it onto existing team members"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Janssen full-time Cons: Very racist and unfair in treatment"

Bill says

"Remicade worked awesome the first 17 months. Then I began to have migrating leg, arm, hands, neck pains. My doctor disagreed with me when I said I felt I had antibodies issues but to appease me sent me in for a test. Supposed to be less than 10 and I was 10x that over 100. Now cold turkey is how she stopped me and my pain is so intense. I hurt every where. I need a cane to walk. I feel like an elephant is sitting on my chest. I cannot cough with out lots of pain. Who can tell me what my next step should be since my doctor doesn’t seem to give me any help. It hurts so much I cannot stand the pain. "

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