Amarin Stock Moves Higher As Vascepa Cuts Risk Of Heart Attacks

  • Amarin Corporation plc AMRN announced additional data on Vascepa/Vazkepa (icosapent ethyl) in patients with prior heart attack, known as myocardial infarction (MI), at risk for major adverse cardiovascular events.
  • The data were presented at the European Society of Cardiology.
  • The investigators concluded that "Icosapent ethyl 4 g/day significantly reduced first and total primary endpoints of a 5-point major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE), comprised of CV death, MI, stroke, coronary revascularization, and hospitalization for unstable angina by 26% and 35%, respectively.
  • Icosapent ethyl led to generally robust reductions across the prespecified hierarchy of secondary endpoints and in sudden cardiac death and cardiac arrest. 
  • Price Action: AMRN shares are up 9.09% at $5.88 during the market session on the last check Monday.
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