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Research Presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR) Scientific Sessions Indicate Potential for VASCEPA® (icosapent ethyl) to Reduce Major Adverse Car

May 16, 2022 8:00 AM

DUBLIN, Ireland and BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amarin Corporation plc (NASDAQ: AMRN) today announced that research on the potential population health impact and cost-effectiveness of VASCEPA® (icosapent ethyl), presented in two poster presentations at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions in Reston, VA, May 13-14, 2022, showcased significant potential to reduce major cardiovascular (CV) events and associated costs.

The posters explored the potential for icosapent ethyl to prevent atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease-related events and associated costs among 3.6 million1 patients estimated to be eligible for treatment according to REDUCE-IT® trial criteria, and cost-effectiveness of treatment with icosapent ethyl among appropriate adult patients in the United States.

Amarin-supported abstracts to be presented at #QCOR22 included:

“The AHA has been a powerful voice in calling attention to the increasing health and economic burden on patients and our health systems from inadequately prioritizing and addressing heart disease and related risks,” said Karim Mikhail, Amarin’s president and chief executive officer. “The analyses presented at QCOR reinforce that icosapent ethyl, if prescribed and used consistently to treat eligible patients, can and should be an important tool in helping to reduce the staggering impacts and costs of cardiovascular disease in the U.S.”

1 Derington CG, Bress AP, Herrick JS, Fan W, Wong ND, Andrade KE, Johnson J, Philip S, Abrahamson D, Jiao L, Bhatt DL, Weintraub WS. The Potential Population Health Impact of Treating REDUCE-IT eligible US adults with Icosapent Ethyl. Am J Prev Cardiol 2022 [E-pub ahead of print]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajpc.2022.100345.

About Amarin
Amarin is an innovative pharmaceutical company leading a new paradigm in cardiovascular disease management. From our foundation in scientific research to our focus on clinical trials, and now our commercial expansion, we are evolving and growing rapidly. Amarin has offices in Bridgewater, New Jersey in the United States, Dublin in Ireland, Zug in Switzerland, and other countries in Europe as well as commercial partners and suppliers around the world. We are committed to increasing the scientific understanding of the cardiovascular risk that persists beyond traditional therapies and advancing the treatment of that risk.

About VASCEPA® (icosapent ethyl) Capsules
VASCEPA (icosapent ethyl) capsules are the first prescription treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) comprised solely of the active ingredient, icosapent ethyl (IPE), a unique form of eicosapentaenoic acid. VASCEPA was launched in the United States in January 2020 as the first drug approved by the U.S. FDA for treatment of the studied high-risk patients with persistent cardiovascular risk despite being on statin therapy. VASCEPA was initially launched in the United States in 2013 based on the drug’s initial FDA approved indication for use as an adjunct therapy to diet to reduce triglyceride levels in adult patients with severe (≥500 mg/dL) hypertriglyceridemia. Since launch, VASCEPA has been prescribed more than ten million times. VASCEPA is covered by most major medical insurance plans. In addition to the United States, VASCEPA is approved and sold in Canada, Germany, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. In Europe, in March 2021 marketing authorization was granted to icosapent ethyl in the European Union for the reduction of risk of cardiovascular events in patients at high cardiovascular risk, under the brand name VAZKEPA.

Indications and Limitation of Use (in the United States)

VASCEPA is indicated:

The effect of VASCEPA on the risk for pancreatitis in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia has not been determined.

Important Safety Information


Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including beliefs about the potential for VASCEPA (marketed as VAZKEPA in Europe); beliefs about icosapent ethyl (IPE)’s role concerning appropriate patients suffering from cardiovascular disease (CVD) and potential population health impact and economics and cost, as well as general beliefs about the safety and effectiveness of VASCEPA. These forward-looking statements are not promises or guarantees and involve substantial risks and uncertainties. A further list and description of these risks, uncertainties and other risks associated with an investment in Amarin can be found in Amarin's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including Amarin’s annual report on Form 10-K for the full year ended 2021. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Amarin undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise. Amarin’s forward-looking statements do not reflect the potential impact of significant transactions the company may enter into, such as mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures or any material agreements that Amarin may enter into, amend or terminate. Availability of Other Information About Amarin communicates with its investors and the public using the company website (www.amarincorp.com) and the investor relations website (investor.amarincorp.com), including but not limited to investor presentations and FAQs, Securities and Exchange Commission filings, press releases, public conference calls and webcasts. The information that Amarin posts on these channels and websites could be deemed to be material information. As a result, Amarin encourages investors, the media and others interested in Amarin to review the information that is posted on these channels, including the investor relations website, on a regular basis. This list of channels may be updated from time to time on Amarin’s investor relations website and may include social media channels. The contents of Amarin’s website or these channels, or any other website that may be accessed from its website or these channels, shall not be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933.

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