Multimedia Available: FDA Approves Amgen's Neulasta for Serious & Frequent Chemotherapy Side Effect
Amgen (Nasdaq:AMGN) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration has approved Neulasta(TM) (pegfilgrastim). Neulasta,
administered as a single fixed dose per chemotherapy cycle, for
decreasing the incidence of infection, as manifested by febrile
neutropenia (fever associated with a severe drop in infection-fighting
white blood cells) in patients with non-myeloid malignancies receiving
myelosuppressive anti-cancer drugs.
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