Neulasta (pegfilgrastim), a new long-acting form of Neupogen (filgrastim)

Amgen will soon launch Neulasta (pegfilgrastim), a new long-acting form of Neupogen (filgrastim).

It's a new option for preventing infection in chemo patients. Neulasta and Neupogen stimulate the production of white blood cells.

Neulasta is made by attaching polyethylene glycol (PEG) to filgrastim. The "pegylated" version is cleared more slowly so it can be given less often.

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