Amarin believes Vascepa well positioned in triglyceride lowering market

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Amarin believes that Vascepa is well positioned to compete in the triglyceride lowering market. This is a large market which, based on market research, Amarin believes is currently underpenetrated due to limitations of existing therapies. Amarin's market research further suggests that clinicians value the data supporting Vascepa in the MARINE indication: in patients with very high (=500 mg/dL) triglyceride levels, Vascepa has been shown to lower triglycerides without increasing bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, or LDL-C) and with a tolerability and safety profile similar to placebo. Amarin formally launched Vascepa in the United States on January 28.

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