Taking fish oil before and after cardiac surgery didn’t prevent a form of irregular heartbeat in a study finding that raises more questions about the extent of the supplement’s health benefits.
Fish oil has been touted as useful for everything from growing hair to treating clinical depression. Now drug makers are stepping up their promotion of its benefits for treating heart disease.
Looks like a fish oil pill a day won’t keep the doctor away.
Amarin Corp. lost more than half its value after the company failed to win the backing of U.S. advisers to expand use of its fish-oil pill Vascepa for those with high levels of fat in their blood.
Amarin’s fish-oil pill Vascepa failed to win the backing of U.S. advisers to significantly expand its use for those with high levels of fat in their blood.
Expanding the use of Amarin Corp.’s fish oil drug Vascepa, approved last year to treat “very high” triglycerides, may depend on the outcome of a study on heart risks, U.S. regulators said.
A ruling on Amarin Corp.’s application to expand use of its fish-oil pill was delayed by the Food and Drug Administration as the agency considers the company’s appeal of a requirement for more study on the drug.
The consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids found primarily in fish is linked to a 14 percent decline in breast-cancer risk, according to a new study.