027 – Amarin Sells Off Amid Positive Vascepa Data

Amarin recently published data from their REDUCE-IT cardiovascular outcomes trial. Their EPA medicine, Vascepa, showed a 25% relative risk reduction compared to placebo. EPA is an omega-3 fatty acid that previously showed a 19% relative risk reduction in cardiovascular outcomes in a Japanese study (JELIS, 2007). Amarin saw a hazard ratio of 0.75 in their primary endpoint, which evaluated cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke, coronary revascularization, and unstable angina. In this video, I go through two critiques of the study:
1) Lack of mechanistic insight
2) Mineral oil use in the placebo group
I believe Vascepa is likely to get FDA approval for the indication of reducing cardiovascular disease in patients with over 150mg/dl Triglycerides on statin therapy.

This is not investment advice, do your own due diligence.

Relevant links:
https://investor.amarincorp.com/
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1812792
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe1814004

 

Amarin’s Vascepa Success

-Amarin’s EPA medicine called Vascepa recently showed a 25% relative risk reduction in newly announced data from a CardioVascular Outcomes Trial.
-Today I breakdown the results and talk about how it compares to other CVOT data and whether Amarin is likely to rival companies with a LDL-c lowering drug pipelines.

Relevant links:
http://investor.amarincorp.com/node/15741/pdf

Click to access AMRN%20Investor%20Deck%20Sept%20Post%20R-IT%20v3.pdf


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29935936

*this is not investment/trading advice*
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