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Recent Study Demonstrated VYVANSE(R) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) CII Provided Improvements in Behavior, Inattention, and Math Test Scores from 1.5 Hours up to 13 Hours following Administration in Children with ADHD
Date:10/29/2008

ves, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The disorder is also estimated to affect 4.4 percent of US adults aged 18-44 based on results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication, a nationally representative household survey, which used a lay-administered diagnostic interview to access a wide range of DSM-IV disorders. When this percentage is extrapolated to the full US population, approximately 9.8 million adults are believed to have ADHD. ADHD is a psychiatric behavioral disorder that manifests as a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that is more frequent and severe than is typically observed in individuals at a comparable level of development. To be properly diagnosed with ADHD, the person needs to demonstrate at least six of nine symptoms of inattention; and/or at least six of nine symptoms of hyperactivity/impulsivity; these symptoms continue for at least six months; some hyperactive-impulsive or inattentive symptoms that cause impairment were present before age 7 years; that some impairment from the symptoms is present in two or more settings (e.g., at work, school, and home); and that there is clear evidence of clinically significant impairment in social, academic, or occupational functioning and symptoms cannot be better explained by another psychiatric disorder.

Although there is no "cure" for ADHD, there are accepted treatments that specifically target its symptoms. Standard treatments include educational approaches, psychological, or behavioral modification, and medication.

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Shire's strategic goal is to become the leading specialty biopharmaceutical company that focuses on meeting the needs of the specialist physician. Shire focuses its business on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), human genetic therapies (HGT), and gastrointestinal (GI) diseases as well as opportunities in other therapeutic areas to the extent they arise through acquisitions.
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