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MEDVERSATION(TM) Website Launched by Centocor to Facilitate Physician-Patient Dialogue About Drug Benefits and Risks
Date:11/12/2008

HORSHAM, Pa., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Centocor, Inc. announced today the launch of MEDVERSATION(TM) (http://www.medversation.com), an extensive web-based resource designed to facilitate more-informed conversations between U.S. physicians and their patients about the efficacy and safety of REMICADE(R) (infliximab).

This interactive web application, in development for the past three years and the first in its therapeutic class, provides physicians general information about the progression of certain inflammatory diseases. In addition, physicians can access detailed summaries of REMICADE clinical data and interactive tools to manage and customize information for discussions with patients.

"We recognize that health care conversations have become increasingly complex over the past few years, with physicians being faced with an escalating volume of information about drug benefits and risks from numerous sources," said Thomas Schaible, Vice President, Medical Affairs, Centocor, Inc. "We hope MEDVERSATION will play a role in helping physicians access information on disease states and clinical data about REMICADE, to enable them to more readily participate in dialogue with an increasingly more informed and empowered patient population. We want all patients to receive treatment that it is right for them, regardless of whether or not the treatment may be ours."

Centocor created MEDVERSATION with the belief that informed conversations between health care professionals and patients diagnosed with serious inflammatory diseases are essential to quality care. To that end, Centocor has attempted to construct a useful resource for physicians to consider the multiple dimensions of individual medical decisions that involve our therapies now and in the future.

Content within MEDVERSATION is organized into four main sections, paralleling the core dimensions of a medical conversation:


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