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|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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