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With Added Indication, Amarin Says Vascepa No ‘Fish Oil’ Like Omega-3s

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In Amarin’s “education process” about indication as an add-on to statin therapy to help cut CV risk in high-risk patients, it “will also be emphasizing how Vascepa is different from” Rx drugs fenofibrate and niacin “and omega-3 mixtures,” says CEO John Thero.

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