Are drugmakers fishing for a market with prescription omega-3s?

Hersher, Rebecca
January 2012
Nature Medicine;Jan2012, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p6
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the issue of the effectiveness of fish oil dietary supplements in the U.S. It cites omega-3 fatty acid pill Lovaza from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) which can help reduce circulating blood fats in people with high triglyceride levels but was found out to have negative side effect. It cites that the docosahexaenoic acid ingredient of the drug raises bad cholesterol.


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