Amarin finally receives label expansion for Vascepa, which can now be marketed to patients with Triglyceride levels of greater or equal to 150mg/dl and existing Cardiovascular Disease or Diabetes Mellitus plus two other risk factors for CVD. In this video, I go through what I think is the potential market for this drug and the company’s valuation. I also talk about a number of other companies that had updates at ASH2019 or around that time, including BLUE, FATE, DTIL, KOD, SRPT, SNY.
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Hey everybody, we made it to #50! In this episode, I chat with Nathan Weinstein from Aegis Capital about Acasti Pharma. We discuss the omega-3 space and Acasti’s EPA/DHA formulation called CaPre. Acasti is seeking the approval of CaPre for the indication of severe hypertriglyceridemia and has two pivotal catalysts at the end of the year, which will be massive movers for the stock. Amarin’s upcoming catalysts are also likely to affect them. Check out the whole video for more details!
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.
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