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(icosapent ethyl) capsules
Vascepa® (icosapent ethyl) capsules, known in scientific literature as AMR101, is a highly pure-EPA omega-3 prescription product in a 1 gram capsule.
Indications and Usage
Important Safety Information for Vascepa
Vascepa (icosapent ethyl) is indicated as an adjunct to diet to reduce triglyceride (TG) levels in adult patients with severe (≥500 mg/dL) hypertriglyceridemia.
The effect of Vascepa on the risk for pancreatitis and cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia has not been determined.
Vascepa is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity (e.g., anaphylactic reaction) to Vascepa or any of its components and should be used with caution in patients with known hypersensitivity to fish and/or shellfish.
The most common reported adverse reaction (incidence >2% and greater than placebo) was arthralgia (2.3% for Vascepa, 1.0% for placebo).
FULL VASCEPA PRESCRIBING INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements about the commercial launch of Vascepa, including the number of total prescriptions to date and sales trends, expectations for revenue growth, product awareness, receptivity of clinicians to and patient experience with Vascepa; expectations regarding managed care migration from Tier 3 to Tier 2 coverage and continued growth in Tier 2 coverage; the pricing terms of commercial supply for Vascepa; expectations regarding gross margins and cost of goods sold (COGS); the timing of FDA decisions regarding Amarin's sNDA for the ANCHOR indication and regulatory exclusivity; the efficacy, safety and therapeutic benefits of Vascepa; the ability of Amarin to develop a fixed-dose combination of Vascepa and a leading statin; Amarin's ability to obtain sufficient patent protection and regulatory exclusivity for its product and product candidates, maintain trade secrets, and take advantage of manufacturing barriers to entry; continued enrollment of patients in Amarin's REDUCE-IT cardiovascular outcomes study; continued publication of study data; and continued assessment of collaboration prospects for commercialization of Vascepa. These forward-looking statements are not promises or guarantees and involve substantial risks and uncertainties. In particular, as disclosed in its previous filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Amarin's ability to effectively commercialize Vascepa will depend in part on its ability to create market demand for Vascepa through education, marketing and sales activities, to achieve market acceptance of Vascepa, to receive adequate levels of reimbursement from third-party payers, to develop and maintain a consistent source of commercial supply at a competitive price, and to obtain and maintain patent protection and regulatory exclusivity. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described or projected herein include the following: uncertainties associated generally with research and development, clinical trials and related regulatory approvals; the risk that Special Protocol Assessment agreements with the FDA are not a guarantee that FDA will approve a product candidate upon submission; the risk that the FDA may not complete its review of the ANCHOR sNDA by the PDUFA action date or grant new chemical entity regulatory exclusivity to Vascepa; the risk that historical REDUCE-IT clinical trial enrollment and randomization rates may not be predictive of future results and related cost may increase beyond expectations; the risk that patent applications may not result in issued patents, trade secrets may not be maintained and that circumstances that create manufacturing barriers to entry may not last; the risk that Amarin may not enter into a collaboration agreement for the commercialization of Vascepa in the ANCHOR indication under favorable terms or at all or market the ANCHOR indication successfully; and the risk that publications of scientific data may not accept proposals to publish Vascepa data. A further list and description of these risks, uncertainties and other risks associated with an investment in Amarin can be found in Amarin's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Amarin undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise.