All initial launch stocks of VYVANSE totaling $57.8 million were recognised into revenue during the year to December 31, 2007.
DAYTRANA - ADHD
Product sales for the year to December 31, 2007 were $64.2 million (2006: $25.1 million). DAYTRANA's average share of the US ADHD market increased to 2.1% in 2007 compared to 0.8% in 2006 (DAYTRANA was launched in June 2006). US prescriptions of DAYTRANA for the year to December 31, 2007 over 2006 benefited from a full year of demand, 6% growth in the US ADHD market and higher market share. For the six month period to December 31, 2007 prescriptions of DAYTRANA were up 31% compared to the same period in 2006. During September 2007 Shire announced a voluntary market withdrawal of a limited quantity of DAYTRANA patches following feedback from patients and caregivers who had experienced difficulty in removing the release liner. Patches are now being manufactured using an enhanced process, which Shire believes offers improved ease of use when peeling off the release liner.
The addition of VYVANSE combined with ADDERALL XR and DAYTRANA's market share helped Shire grow its total share of the US ADHD market to 31.1% at December 31, 2007 compared to 28.0% at December 31, 2006. Shire has the leading portfolio of products in the US ADHD market.
PENTASA - Ulcerative colitis
US prescriptions of PENTASA for the year to December 31, 2007 were up 3% compared to the same period in 2006 primarily due to a 4% increase in the US oral mesalamine prescription market, offset by a 0.1% decrease in PENTASA's average market share from 17.3% in 2006 to 17.2% in 2007.
Sales of PENTASA for the year to December 31, 2007 were $176.4 million,
an increase of 28% compared to the same period in 2006 (2006: $137.8
million). Sales growth is higher
|SOURCE Shire plc|
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