Prolia Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Denosumab (trade names Prolia and Xgeva) is a human monoclonal antibody for the treatment of osteoporosis, treatment-induced bone loss, metastases to bone, and giant cell tumor of bone.Denosumab is contraindicated in people with low blood calcium levels. The most common side effects are joint and muscle pain in the arms or legs.
A patiend mentioned, "I was given Prolia in September. I was cautioned about possible heartburn. Given that I have a hiatus hernia , this should have been a warning. The next day I suffered severe heartburn and back pain. This continued for two weeks and , coupled with a spike in blood pressure, resulted in a GP visit. I was told to take gaviscon, in addition to my regular meds. 3 months later, the same symptoms are reoccurring. An unrelenting headache , chest pains and reflux. I’m assuming that this is still as a result of Prolia. I do not want to take this again"
Supply Chain (Former Employee) says"Worked at Amgen for 4 years but unfortunately when it comes to promotion employee performance and value add does not play here. Cons: unfair politics"
Senior manager , supply chain (Former Employee) says"Amgen is a company that runs by family and friends Cons: Management only promote family and friends. Salary is lower than fair market"
Manager (Former Employee) says"Terrible management. Unethical practice and expectations. Sexist discriminatory company Will break any law or regulation to sell products Mislead accounts Cons: Everything"
Dell Field Services Sr. Analyst (Current Employee) says"They only care about 1 thing $$$. Unsafe work practices environment and workers. They hire contractors so they can pay them low wages to do the same work as the full timers Cons: You work at Amgen"
Security Officer (Former Employee) says"I worked in several positions with in the security department. I did visitor management and access control. I patrolled the property and responded to calls for service."
Sr. Biopharmaceutical Rep (Current Employee) says"Leaders are a bunch of micro managers who make independent policy separate from the company. Way 2 many mgrs and regional mgrs. Hire experience Biotech reps and you don't need 1 mgr for 8 reps, thats a waste of money. Cons: micromanagers"
SYSTEMS ENGINEER (Current Employee) says"Substandard - Poor - Abismal - Dark - No Room For Growth - No Management Support - No Technology Targets Provided - No Way To Excel In A Career - BAD CHOICE ALL THE WAY AROUND!!!"
Manufacturing Process Technician (Former Employee) says"Everyone here is contract, lay offs are frequent, managers don't care to know your name, not accommodating or flexible in any sort. Everyone here seems nervous and unhappy. Cons: Everything"
Associate Manufacturing (Former Employee) says"Really competitive, the personal dont help, they dont give a promotion, and dont give you de permanent. Dont like it. Repeatly work. Is a dummy work. If you want to increase your knowlegde avoid that companie.. Cons: lunch, hours"
General Clerk II (Former Employee) says"Didnt like this job at all. They were not professional. Didnt care about staff, no training it was all in a book an put on a employee to understand alone."
Buyer (Former Employee) says"Training. Good work environment. Demands. Challenge. English is a must read, spoken and written. Negotiations skills. Safety. Benefits. Suppliers visit."
Sr. Biopharmaceutical Representative (Current Employee) says"Current C Unit is more prior aut/reimbursement oriented than an actual Sales or Marketing job."
Project Coordinator I/Project Manager (Former Employee) says"I would not recommend the position I held, in the particular department where I worked, to anyone. There are other great departments and employees in other areas of Amgen."
Sr. Associate GRAAS Operations (Current Employee) says"This is a very bad place to work for due to very unstable and unsecure company. Not sure if it is out of business, very disorganized, management is absent most of the time and they only look at end numbers. Cons: Very unstable, unsecure and disorganized company."
Assistant Coordinator (Former Employee) says"The most difficult to live all days of the week was the traffic for moving to their offices, per day from arriving to the office and leaving to home was about 2 hours 30 minutes so it makes stressful because too much traffic, it doesnt matter on fridays they finished the journey early at 13:00 hours."
Senior scientist (Former Employee) says"People in the department fight against each other. Every few years, they wipe out people working in the discovery and hiring new one which is not better than the old one. There is no job security and no dignity..."
HR (Former Employee) says"Middle Management is a complete disaster! They are obsessed with themselves and their careers and will do anything to get ahead except support you. If you are looking for leadership and mentoring or guidance from your manager look for a different employer because that is not what is expected of the managers. And this is not just HR it is all departments, at least in Tampa. They are merely task masters and paper pushers down to the lowest level employee who are then told to "Figure it out. Good luck with that. I'm leaving early for the day. Be sure it gets done before you leave.""
Supplier Governance PO Manager (Former Employee) says"You are just a number, no matter whatever you do. Unprofessional and unskilled managers expecting you to work extra hours. Treating staff unfairly. Avoid this place."
Scientist III (Former Employee) says"This place did not give me a legitimate chance. It was a nightmare! I was with a contracting company to work in the QC lab. The people who were training me were rude and obnoxious. The company loaded the wrong training documents and they thought it was my fault. When learning the testing methods, the laboratory staff said they were too busy to train and told me I had to learn them on my own. When I had problems or questions, nobody would help. They only gave me one chance to pass training requirements and rushed the procedures. I tried explaining to the contracting company about the problems but they threw me under bus. The company management and staff have a personal bias on who they want to work there! The contracting company gave me a separation letter that was personally insulting and inflammatory! It is said the company is the best place to work in RI but I totally disagree. Cons: Disrespectful management and staff, inadequate training, not enough chances to demonstrate job abilities"
Analyst (Current Employee) says"My understanding is that they were well respected in the community and have made many breakthrough's in bio pharmaceuticals. Their employees had amazing benefits and 401k, a great campus and work life balance. In the last few years, that has all changed. They turned into the worst company I've ever worked for. They have an unsustainable business model. A few years back they fired a large population of their employees and hired them back under various contractor positions spread out amongst several recruiting firms. Some of these employees had a drop in pay and lost benefits while others lost their jobs. Many of those employees are bitter, it's not widely discussed but there's a sense of resentment and that reflects heavily on the workplace culture. Cons: High Contractor to employee ratio"
MedsChat says"Prolia Side Effects https://t.co/lyIRYiflLj"
jacquline crying into the gdoc (about keith) says"tell me why my stupid pharmacy addled autocorrect is always changing Krolia to Prolia"
PharmacyPhunQuiz says"There is no cure for osteoporosis, but supplements & medicines can slow its progression. Which one does NOT treat… https://t.co/9y2N1gCEQO"
mark brown says"@AnaCabrera I threw up in the Infusion Center! That was my 2nd MAB Cimzia-CertolizuMAB-I had been taking it 4 a whi… https://t.co/PrBoiOnUwy"
In The News
Medscape reports"'Bad News': Adjuvant Denosumab Disappoints in Early Breast Cancer"
MedPage Today reports"D-CARE: Denosumab Flops in Early Breast Cancer"
Prostate Cancer News Today reports"Prostate Cancer Patients' Bone Health Improved by Prolia, Osteoporosis Therapies"
The Detroit News reports"Doc: Bone loss may result from breast cancer drug use"