VASCEPA® (Icosapent Ethyl)-Related Scientific Findings to Be Presented at National Lipid Association (NLA) Scientific Sessions 2020
December 07, 2020 at 07:00 AM EST
DUBLIN, Ireland and BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Dec. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amarin Corporation plc (NASDAQ:AMRN) today announced that scientific findings that add to the growing body of knowledge on VASCEPA® (icosapent ethyl) will be presented during the National Lipid Association (NLA) Scientific Sessions 2020, being held virtually from December 10 – 12, 2020. These findings will be featured in two Late Breaker and six e-Poster presentations from a variety of academic collaborators based on research or analyses supported by Amarin.
“We are pleased to support several Late Breaker and numerous e-Poster presentations at the upcoming NLA Scientific Sessions 2020,” said Steven Ketchum, Ph.D., senior vice president and president, research & development and chief scientific officer, Amarin. “We continue to showcase data from our REDUCE-IT® study demonstrating the unique and proven efficacy of VASCEPA in cardiovascular risk reduction while providing support to investigators to explore other ways in which VASCEPA can potentially impact public health.”
Amarin added that the Late Breaker presentation of the VASCEPA COVID-19 CardioLink-9 Randomized Trial is of primary results from a trial supported by Amarin and HLS Therapeutics, Inc. that was conducted by independent investigators.
Featured Amarin-supported Late Breakers to be presented:
Other Amarin-supported REDUCE-IT abstracts to be presented include:
Other Amarin-supported abstracts providing mechanism of action insights include*:
Additional information on NLA Scientific Sessions 2020 can be found here.
About Cardiovascular Risk
Controlling bad cholesterol, also known as LDL-C, is one way to reduce a patient’s risk for cardiovascular events, such as heart attack, stroke or death. However, even with the achievement of target LDL-C levels, millions of patients still have significant and persistent risk of cardiovascular events, especially those patients with elevated triglycerides. Statin therapy has been shown to control LDL-C, thereby reducing the risk of cardiovascular events by 25-35%.2 Significant cardiovascular risk remains after statin therapy. People with elevated triglycerides have 35% more cardiovascular events compared to people with normal (in range) triglycerides taking statins.3,4,5
REDUCE-IT, conducted over seven years and completed in 2018, followed 8,179 patients at over 400 clinical sites in 11 countries with the largest number of sites located within the United States. REDUCE-IT was conducted based on a special protocol assessment agreement with FDA. The design of the REDUCE-IT study was published in March 2017 in Clinical Cardiology.6 The primary results of REDUCE-IT were published in The New England Journal of Medicine in November 2018.7 The total events results of REDUCE-IT were published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology in March 2019.8 These and other publications can be found in the R&D section on the company’s website at www.amarincorp.com.
About VASCEPA® (icosapent ethyl) Capsules
Indications and Limitation of Use
The effect of VASCEPA on the risk for pancreatitis in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia has not been determined.
Important Safety Information
Key clinical effects of VASCEPA on major adverse cardiovascular events are included in the Clinical Studies section of the prescribing information for VASCEPA as set forth below:
Effect of VASCEPA on Time to First Occurrence of Cardiovascular Events in Patients with
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1 American Heart Association. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2020 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2020;141:e139–e596.