Amarin’s Vazkepa (icosapent ethyl) Receives NICE Recommendation for the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
- The NICE has issued FAD recommending the use of Vazkepa as a treatment option for adult statin-treated patients & for reimbursement and routine use in the NHS in England & Wales to reduce the high risk who have elevated triglycerides & eCVD. The final guidance is expected to be published in July 2022 & the product should be available on all local NHS formularies within 3mos.
- The P-III (REDUCE-IT) trial showed a 25% relative reduction & 4.8% absolute risk reduction in 1st occurrence of MACE, well-managed LDL-C levels are still at risk of a CV event & other factors
- Vazkepa is expected to be available in ~6 EU countries in 2022. The product has also won reimbursement approval in Sweden & is under review in other EU markets
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