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What is Vascepa?

Vascepa (icosapent ethyl) is a prescription fish oil treatment for high levels of triglyceride, a kind of blood fat. Excessively high triglycerides have been linked to an increased risk for developing heart disease, diabetes and liver disease. Vascepa is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat triglyceride levels of 500 milligrams/deciliter (mg/dL) or higher in an effort to reduce levels to 100 mg/dL or less.

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