Shares of Amarin (AMRN -20.5%) are getting hammered this morning on the back of yesterday's...

|About: Amarin Corporation PLC (AMRN)|By:, SA News Editor

Shares of Amarin (AMRN -20.5%) are getting hammered this morning on the back of yesterday's announcement that it was raising funds and will begin hiring a sales force to independently launch Vascepa. The news disappointed investors who had hoped the biotech would have a partner by now. The company has already undertaken extensive preparations to launch the drug, but had held off on the costly move of hiring its own sales staff.