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Amarin (AMRN) says the FDA has accepted its supplemental new drug application for Vascepa and...

Amarin (AMRN) says the FDA has accepted its supplemental new drug application for Vascepa and set a December 20 target date to complete its regulatory review. The company's seeking approval of the the cholesterol-reducing fish-oil pill as an adjunct to diet for the treatment of high triglycerides with mixed dyslipidemia. Shares +6.2% in pre-market trading.
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  • OmegaWatcher
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    Interesting article on another Prescription Omega-3; Vascazen

    23 Apr 2013, 10:47 AM Reply Like
  • ralphey
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    Wow thats an original name - just gotta wonder why if the product is so good they need to copy vascepas name
    23 Apr 2013, 10:56 AM Reply Like
  • OmegaWatcher
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    Hi Ralphey -


    Vascazen was actually commercialized before Vascepa was on the market. Vascazen is commercialized as a Medical Food to correct an Omega-3 deficiency in Cardiovascular patients, so it deals with a broader patient population than Vascepa or Lovaza.


    Just thought the Seeking Alpha readers would be interested in hearing about another prescription only Omega-3 therapy.
    23 Apr 2013, 11:03 AM Reply Like
  • Gary Head
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    I'm not sure you can Vascazen a " prescription " Omega 3.
    In my experience MD's prescribe FDA approved drugs and /or suggest / recommend dietary supplements regulated as food.


    By the way , please post the clinical trial data to show that your product in particular is effective in reducing CV events


    24 Apr 2013, 11:25 AM Reply Like
  • OmegaWatcher
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    Hi Gary -


    A Medical Food is a class of products, regulated by the FDA. Vascazen is only available by prescription and is specifically formulated for Cardiovascular patients that are deficient in Omega-3, which is unlike dietary supplements made for the "general population".


    The clinical data on Vascazen is being presented at the AHA, ATVB meeting next week.
    24 Apr 2013, 12:47 PM Reply Like
  • oldsalt
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    What does the FDA do between now and Dec20Th? I am a small time investor starting from day one .
    23 Apr 2013, 12:03 PM Reply Like
  • mitrado
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    This stock is being severely manipulated. It moves more on some dubious "reporter" articles than on official news from the company itself. The SEC should look into it.
    23 Apr 2013, 12:03 PM Reply Like
  • Michael Bryant
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    Why is it falling?
    23 Apr 2013, 10:18 PM Reply Like
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