"Caring for the world one person at a time"
Driven by our Statement of Caring, Janssen embraces research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Janssen is a leading research-based pharmaceutical company, employing more than 340 staff in Australia.
Janssen provides prescription medicines for a range of conditions in the areas of mental health, neurology, women's health, haematology, gastroenterology, and pain management. Four Janssen medicines are included in the World Health Organisation's Essential Drug list.
The research conducted by Janssen has resulted in a number of critical medicines being developed and made available to the Australian public.
- RISPERDAL® - used for the treatment of schizophrenia
- REMINYL® - for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
- TOPAMAX® - used for control of epilepsy
- PARIET® - a treatment for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
- EPREX® - for anaemia in renal failure and oncology
- PROGRAF® - which is an immunosuppressant used in organ transplants
- DUROGESIC® - a transdermal patch for relief from chronic and severe pain
Janssen originates from two pharmaceutical companies: Janssen Pharmaceutica and Cilag.
Janssen Pharmaceutica was established in 1953 in Beerse, Belgium by a young medical doctor, Dr Paul Janssen. Success came quickly, for the fifth molecule synthesized was found to have therapeutic properties.
Many more innovations were to follow, in fields as diverse as gastroenterology, psychiatry, neurology, allergy, mycology and pain management. Dr Paul Janssen's research laid the foundation for over 80 medicines, which have saved millions of lives. In 1961 Dr Paul Janssen's company was incorporated into Johnson & Johnson.
For our complete Australian product portfolio, please view the Janssen Products table here. The table provides a summary of each product, with Consumer Medicine Information and professional Product Information for further reading. Information on this site is not medical advice.
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Bipolar Disorder
- Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease
- Multiple Myeloma
- Transplant and Immunosuppressant