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Read more of Rick Harrison’s story below.

How did Rick Harrison of “Pawn Stars®*
manage his very high triglycerides (≥500 mg/dL)?

After 28 years in the business, Rick “The Spotter” Harrison has become an expert when it comes to learning all he can about potential purchases and has a knack for spotting “the real deal.”

Rick’s Story

Rick once spotted a fake Cartier® watch that most people assumed was worth $30,000.

Rick’s wealth of knowledge that you see on his show is real. He grew up reading a lot of books—fueling a life of curiosity and a thirst for knowledge. He often spends hours researching some rare item or reading to learn how to do something practical with his hands.

Rick also applies that same intuition and love of research when looking into his own health.

Learning about
very high triglycerides

Rick was told he had very high triglycerides (≥500 mg/dL) in 2012. As an avid exerciser, the diagnosis came as a bit of a shock. On his TV show, Rick often turns to experts in the relevant field to get key information before deciding to buy an item for his store. And that’s exactly what Rick did when it came to treating his very high triglycerides. He probably wouldn’t have ever thought of getting his triglyceride levels checked, if not for a direct talk with his doctor. At the time, he didn’t know much about very high triglycerides, and he found a lot of mixed information about the right treatment options.

Even though I consider myself a pretty smart guy, I understand the importance of checking with an expert before making important decisions. That’s why I spoke with my doctor when she told me I had very high “trigs.” I wanted an expert to tell me how best to manage my condition.

Through talking with his doctor, Rick learned there is a big difference between a prescription EPA-only omega-3 product and dietary supplement fish oils you can buy at the local store.

Dr. Swisher compares VASCEPA with non-prescription dietary supplement fish oils.

If he hadn’t checked with his doctor, he may have made the mistake many people make: thinking off-the-shelf dietary supplement fish oils offer the same safety profile and ability to lower very high triglycerides as an EPA-only omega-3 prescription drug. They don’t!

Rick's doctor also told him that supplements are not approved to treat medical conditions such as very high triglycerides. They don't have to go through clinical studies to prove they're safe and effective. Furthermore, the manufacturers aren't regulated as strictly by the FDA, so you really don't know what you're getting.

In fact, recent studies have shown that many supplements contain high amounts of saturated fat and lower amounts of omega-3 than the labels claim. Also, fish oil breaks down over time, and if it's exposed to oxygen, it can actually spoil. Supplements that contain the omega-3 DHA can raise so-called bad cholesterol.

Treating Rick’s
very high triglycerides

After conversations with his doctor, Rick started taking VASCEPA capsules. VASCEPA is available by prescription only. There is no other product available that contains only the omega-3 fatty acid EPA. VASCEPA is an omega-3 prescription product approved for use by the FDA to lower triglycerides in adult patients with very high triglycerides. VASCEPA is not associated with increases in bad cholesterol, LDL-C, as compared to placebo. Some other prescription drugs approved for the same condition have caused increases in bad cholesterol in some patients with very high triglycerides. No studies have been done to compare the effects of VASCEPA and other triglyceride-lowering medicines on triglycerides or LDL-C. Talk to your doctor about which triglyceride-lowering medicine is right for you.

Today, Rick is watching his diet, working out regularly, and taking VASCEPA.

Vascepa plus diet and exercise

He remains as active as ever—hiking and fishing with his family—and taking care of his health so that he can continue to assess, buy, and sell those rare items that have made his store famous.

* Rick Harrison is a paid spokesperson for Amarin Pharma, Inc. PAWN STARS® is a trademark of A&E Television Networks, LLC. Amarin Corporation PLC and Amarin Pharma, Inc. are not affiliated with or associated with A&E Television Networks, LLC.

What is VASCEPA®?

VASCEPA is a prescription medicine used along with a low-fat and low-cholesterol diet to lower high levels of triglycerides (fats) in adults.

  • It is not known if VASCEPA changes your risk of having inflammation of your pancreas (pancreatitis).
  • It is not known if VASCEPA prevents you from having a heart attack or stroke.
  • It is not known if VASCEPA is safe and effective in children.

Who should not take VASCEPA?

  • Do not take VASCEPA if you are allergic to icosapent ethyl or any of the ingredients in VASCEPA.

What are the possible side effects of VASCEPA?

  • It is not known if people who are allergic to fish or shellfish are also allergic to VASCEPA.
  • The most common side effect of VASCEPA is joint pain. Talk to your doctor for medical advice about side effects. As with all drugs, you may experience a serious side effect when taking VASCEPA.
  • Tell your doctor if you take medicines that affect your blood clotting (anticoagulants or blood thinners).
  • If you have liver problems and are taking VASCEPA, your doctor should do blood tests during treatment.
  • Take VASCEPA capsules whole. Do not break, crush, dissolve, or chew VASCEPA capsules before swallowing.
  • You may report side effects by calling 1-855-VASCEPA or the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information on VASCEPA, see the full Prescribing Information or call 1-855-VASCEPA (1-855-827-2372).

Important Safety Information

What is VASCEPA®?

VASCEPA is a prescription medicine used along with a low-fat and low-cholesterol diet to lower high levels of triglycerides (fats) in adults.

  • It is not known if VASCEPA changes your risk of having inflammation of your pancreas (pancreatitis).
  • It is not known if VASCEPA prevents you from having a heart attack or stroke.
  • It is not known if VASCEPA is safe and effective in children.

Who should not take VASCEPA?

  • Do not take VASCEPA if you are allergic to icosapent ethyl or any of the ingredients in VASCEPA.

What are the possible side effects of VASCEPA?

  • It is not known if people who are allergic to fish or shellfish are also allergic to VASCEPA.
  • The most common side effect of VASCEPA is joint pain. Talk to your doctor for medical advice about side effects. As with all drugs, you may experience a serious side effect when taking VASCEPA.
  • Tell your doctor if you take medicines that affect your blood clotting (anticoagulants or blood thinners).
  • If you have liver problems and are taking VASCEPA, your doctor should do blood tests during treatment.
  • Take VASCEPA capsules whole. Do not break, crush, dissolve, or chew VASCEPA capsules before swallowing.
  • You may report side effects by calling 1-855-VASCEPA or the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information on VASCEPA, see the full Prescribing Information or call 1-855-VASCEPA (1-855-827-2372).

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INTRODUCING THE

new SMALLER
0.5-gram capsuleS

Now you have a choice!

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If you need or prefer a SMALLER capsule,
you now have the option of a 0.5-gram size.

The total daily dose of VASCEPA is 4 grams, as two 1-g capsules or four 0.5-g capsules, twice daily with food. Find out more here, and ask your doctor if the 0.5-g VASCEPA capsule is right for you.

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