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FDA Approves Additional Dosage Strengths of Shire's ADHD Treatment VYVANSE(TM) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) Which May Help Physicians Tailor Treatment for Individual Patients
Date:1/3/2008

To Date, More than 500,000 Total Prescriptions Have Been Dispensed for

VYVANSE 30, 50 and 70 mg

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY, TSX: SHQ), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for three additional dosage strengths for the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatment, VYVANSE(TM) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate). Shire expects the three additional dosage strengths of 20 mg, 40 mg and 60 mg will be available in retail pharmacies in the second quarter of 2008 to supplement the existing 30 mg, 50 mg and 70 mg dosage strengths currently available in pharmacies throughout the country.

"Shire is pleased that physicians will soon have the benefit of a wider range of VYVANSE dosage strengths which they can prescribe to help manage the ADHD symptoms of their patients," said Matt Emmens, Chief Executive Officer of Shire Pharmaceuticals. "In its first six months of availability, more than 500,000 VYVANSE prescriptions have been dispensed, indicating that physicians see VYVANSE as an effective treatment option for their patients."

Dose titration, the process of incrementally increasing or decreasing the dose of a medication, is a widely used method in clinical practice to help achieve optimal efficacy and tolerability for each patient. The option of having dosage strengths with smaller increments allows for a more gradual titration of medication and may help the physician tailor the treatment for each individual patient.

"Shire has also experienced early success with managed care coverage for VYVANSE, which is now preferred on three of the five largest national plans. According to available national data, more than 85 percent of lives in the United States are covered for VYVANSE in Tier 3 or better," added Emmens. "We are optimistic that the formulary co
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