Amarin (NAS: AMRN) has been an exciting stock to follow since the company gained approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its triglyceride-lowering drug Vascepa this summer. The FDA's delay in deciding whether Vascepa qualifies for NCE status has weighed heavily on the stock, but buyout speculation has buoyed Amarin's share price lately.
Recently, British newspaper The Daily Mail suggested that pharma giant AstraZeneca might be interested in adding Vascepa to its product portfolio. While an Amarin buyout could just be speculation -- and neither company has publicly initiated negotiations -- could this deal hypothetically make sense? Would this be the right acquisition for AstraZeneca? Given that Vascepa's NCE status is still not final, would the timing be right?
In the following video, health care analysts Max Macaluso and Brenton Flynn take an in-depth look at these issues.
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