TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Hersher, Rebecca
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
Nature Medicine;Jan2012, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
70179111

 

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