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Fish Oil Drug Gets Key Nod for Wider FDA Approval to Treat Heart Disease

28 days ago   |   By Fortune

Government health experts on Thursday recommended broader use of a prescription-strength fish oil drug to help many more patients at risk for heart attack, stroke, and related health problems.
Currently the drug, Vascepa, is approved for a relatively narrow group of patients with extremely high levels of triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood linked to heart disease.
Irish drugmaker Amarin is seeking approval for a much larger group of patients who have lower fat levels but are still at risk of heart problems, despite taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs like Lipitor and Zocor.
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Wider use of prescription-strength fish oil backed by FDA panel

28 days ago   |   By NBC News

The drug is currently approved for a relatively narrow group of patients with extremely high levels of triglycerides.
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