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Icosapent ethyl cost effective in REDUCE-IT analysis

Key clinical point: Icosapent ethyl reduced risk of cardiovascular events at a lower cost.

Major finding: Mean cost during the trial period of icosapent ethyl was $27,567 versus $28,205 for placebo.

Data source: REDUCE-IT trial of 8,179 patients randomized to icosapent ethyl or placebo.

Disclosures: Dr. Weintraub disclosed financial relationships with Amarin Pharma and AstraZeneca.


Weintraub WS et al. AHA 2019, Session FS.AOS.F1.