Amarin Corporation plc is a rapidly growing, innovative pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutics to cost-effectively improve cardiovascular health. Amarin’s lead product, VASCEPA® (icosapent ethyl) capsules, is available by prescription in the United States and an increasing number of other countries. For more information about VASCEPA® visit www.vascepa.com.
This drug’s approval was expanded in 2019 as an adjunct to maximally tolerated statin therapy to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in certain adults with elevated triglyceride levels of 150 milligrams per deciliter or higher and other cardiovascular risk factors. VASCEPA® (icosapent ethyl), capsules, was originally approved in 2012 to reduce severely elevated levels of triglycerides (500 milligrams per deciliter or higher), along with diet and exercise, in adult patients. This is the first and only FDA approved drug to reduce cardiovascular risk in patients with elevated triglyceride levels as an add-on to maximally tolerated statin therapy. Statins are drugs used to treat elevated cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular events. VASCEPA® is a prescription medicine used along with certain medicines (statins) to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and certain types of heart issues requiring hospitalization in adults with heart (cardiovascular) disease, or diabetes and two (2) or more additional risk factors for heart disease.