"With the support of Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, we anticipate increasing the rate of Vascepa prescription and revenue growth as together we help educate physicians regarding the use of Vascepa as therapy for severe hypertriglyceridemia through promotion of its highly favorable efficacy and safety profile," stated John F. Thero, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amarin. "Kowa's commercial reach and customer base make it a valuable commercial partner for Amarin. Kowa Pharmaceuticals America has a highly motivated and talented sales force that complements Amarin's sales team and substantially increases its reach into our target market. Kowa Pharmaceuticals America has a strong and proven leadership team, a solidified presence in the cardiovascular and lipid-lowering marketplace and a track record of success. We look forward to a successful collaboration with Kowa Pharmaceuticals America and to creating significant value for both companies and their customers.""Our goal has been to help physicians address patient-care concerns by offering important medications and support programs," said Ben Stakely, Chief Executive Officer and President of Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. "We have been very impressed with Vascepa's favorable efficacy and safety profile and look forward to working with Amarin to significantly expand Vascepa promotional efforts in the United States. By entering into this agreement with Amarin, we can now speak to a range of important lipid-related issues that impact our target physicians' practices. We are proud of our current portfolio and excited about bringing new FDA-approved treatments, such as Vascepa, to more patients in need. With its favorable efficacy and safety profile, our team is excited about this opportunity to work with Amarin to help maximize the value of Vascepa."
Amarin And Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. Announce U.S. Co-Promotion Agreement For Vascepa(R) (icosapent Ethyl) Capsules
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