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The biopharma company Amarin is making some heart-medicine history Monday with its proprietary, prescription formulation of fish oil, called Vascepa.

In a stunning clinical trial result that upends years of skepticism about the long-term heart benefit of products containing omega-3 fatty acids, Amarin’s Vascepa significantly reduced the risk of deaths, heart attacks, strokes, and other serious cardiovascular events compared to a placebo.

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  • I don’t know all the “inactive” ingredients in this product, but many OTC fish oil products have Vitamin E added, ostensibly as a preservative. Some patients might benefit just from that.

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