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AstraZeneca’s Soriot Outlines Epanova Approach, Reviews Tough First Year As CEO

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AstraZeneca’s two-pronged approach to get its experimental fish oil-based heart drug Epanova approved by U.S. regulators is on track according to CEO Pascal Soriot. But an FDA Advisory Committee’s negative recommendation for Amarin’s similar drug, Vascepa, likely means the second step, seeking a label expansion for Epanova in a broader, less seriously ill population, will have to await full outcomes data.

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