Remicade Side Effects Lawsuits
Infliximab, sold under the trade name Remicade, is an immune-suppressing drug prescribed to treat rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease. Remicade, administered through intravenous infusion, currently, is the only biologic drug approved for these two conditions. As such, Remicade's manufacturer, Centocor, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has greatly profited from its production. Remicade has been associated with potentially fatal infections, including tuberculosis, histoplasmosis, listeriosis, and pneumocystosis. Furthermore, the FDA recently warned that Remicade use by patients suffering from congestive heart failure may be dangerous.
On October 18, 2001, Centocor, Inc. issued an "Important Drug Warning" which announced that seven of one hundred one patients treated with Remicade had died during ongoing testing, compared to zero deaths among 49 test patients not using Remicade. The following day, the Food and Drug Administration revealed Remicade's potentially negative effects on patients with congestive heart failure. Subsequently, a detailed statement was issued to physicians describing the reasons for the warning and recommended treatment changes for patients with congestive heart failure taking the drug. According to the Centocor, Inc. it was determined that patients with moderate to severe congestive heart failure were at higher risk of death or worsening of their condition while taking Remicade. For congestive heart failure patients with Crohn's disease or rheumatoid arthritis, Centocor, Inc. advised against initiating any Remicade therapy.
Although many lawsuits are anticipated, the production of Remicade is fairly new and, as such, courts have yet to see a great influx of product liability claims against Centocor, Inc. Lawyers in our network intend to pursue cases on behalf of individuals seriuously injured by Remicade
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