Posts Tagged ‘Vascepa’

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November 6th, 2013

Why Amarin Has To Finish Its Big Fish Oil Study

The following post is by Matt Herper, who covers science and medicine for Forbes magazine. When a panel of experts appointed by the Food and Drug Administration said the agency should deny Amarin Pharmaceuticals a broader marketing approval for its fish oil pill Vascepa, the company’s shares tanked 60%, making it the worst-performing biotechnology stock on […]


October 16th, 2013

FDA Advisory Panel: No Expanded Indication for Vascepa Without Outcomes Trial

An FDA advisory panel today failed to recommend an expanded indication for Vascepa, the purified EPA fish-oil product from Amarin. Vascepa is currently indicated only for the relatively small number of people with severe hypertriglyceridemia (>500 mg/dL). The proposed new indication would have greatly expanded the patient population eligible to receive Vascepa to the 20% of […]