The Bear and Bull Cases for Amarin

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This segment from the show focuses on Amarin and its triglyceride-lowering drug Vascepa. Today, trading of Amarin's shares was halted as a highly anticipated FDA advisory committee meeting convened to discuss the proposed label expansion for Vascepa.

Investors may recall that shares of Amarin plunged 20% after the committee's briefing documents were released last week, but shares could fall further tomorrow, as the advisory committee voted 9-2 against approving Vascepa.

It's difficult to tell how the market will react to the bad news, and management is set to discuss the decision at a conference call this evening. However, in this video, analysts David Williamson and Max Macaluso look at the bear and bull theses for this stock.

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Note: This video was recorded before the results from Amarin's FDA panel released its decision.

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Alison Southwick and Max Macaluso, Ph.D., own shares of Apple. David Williamson owns shares of Amarin. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of, Apple, and Google. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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