My pharmacist tells me that the prescription strength omega-3 fatty acid product called Omacor is having its name changed.

The new name is Lovaza.

Reliant Pharmaceuticals website confirms the name change, but only partially explains the rationale.

The change will eliminate the risk of confusion with adenosine (Adenocard), which is used to treat certain heart arrhythmias.

8/28/07 16:18 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.