Ex­perts ques­tion Amar­in's ear­ly tout­ing of Vas­cepa da­ta ahead of de­tailed re­sults

At the end of Sep­tem­ber, Amarin teased some ear­ly find­ings for Vas­cepa, its pre­ven­tive med­i­cine for peo­ple at risk of heart dis­ease. The claim was as­tound­ing: a 25% rel­a­tive risk re­duc­tion for deaths re­lat­ed to heart at­tacks, strokes and oth­er con­di­tions. Head­lines pro­claimed a po­ten­tial game chang­er in treat­ing car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease. And com­pa­ny shares quick­ly soared, from $3 a share to about $20.

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