'That's Huge, Folks': Amarin's Vascepa Cuts CV Risk By 25% On Top Of Statins
Cardiovascular outcomes data exceeded expectations for the fish oil pill, vindicating Amarin, which has fought long and hard for Vascepa's place in the CV disease prevention market. A filing based on REDUCE-IT is expected in early 2019.
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"We're planning for success," John Thero told Scrip in an interview, where he talked about the upcoming US advisory committee meeting for Vascepa, commercial expansion plans and deflected questions about a big pharma buyout.