I had pretty extensive labwork done a month ago, which included a half-dozen inflammation markers, but no Lp-PLA2. Is that something that can be ordered from, say, Labcorp?
I think I'd like to get a prescription for Vascepa, but I'm afraid I'm not unhealthy enough. Pretty stupid restrictions - if you ask me - given Vascepa's safety profile. I've got high LDL, but fairly normal TGL's. Next bloodwork I get done will include LDL particle size, so I'll have a better idea if it's something to worry about.
I have to say when I read the part about REDUCE_IT being a "false-positive study", my reaction was "good grief, not again". I still can't believe that they didn't use a better placebo. Of course, the company has no interest in running a new study.
I wouldn't mind seeing the FDA fund a new study which would include Vascepa, but would also have at least an arm of people not on statins.