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Results of the Phase III Pivotal Study of VYVANSE(TM) (Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate) for the Treatment of ADHD in Adults Presented at National Scientific Meeting of Psychiatrists
Date:5/8/2008

age of subjects taking VYVANSE rated "much improved" or "very much improved" was approximately 60 percent across all doses and was significantly greater than placebo.

The most commonly reported adverse events in this study were generally mild to moderate in severity and included decreased appetite, insomnia and dry mouth.

On April 23, 2008, Shire received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for VYVANSE for the treatment of ADHD in adults aged 18 to 55 years. The FDA approved VYVANSE for the treatment of ADHD in children aged 6 to 12 years on February 23, 2007.

Additional information about VYVANSE and Full Prescribing Information are available at http://www.vyvanse.com.

The study was supported by funding from Shire.

Note to Editors

ADHD-RS-IV is a standardized, validated test for assessing symptoms of ADHD and for assessing their response to treatment. The scale, which contains 18 items, is based on the ADHD diagnostic criteria as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision(R), a publication of the American Psychiatric Association.

The CGI-I scale is a standard assessment used to rate the severity of a patient's illness and improvement over time.

About ADHD

ADHD is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. Approximately 7.8 percent of all school-aged children, or about 4.4 million U.S. children aged 4 to 17 years, have been diagnosed with ADHD at some point in their lives, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The disorder is also estimated to affect 4.4 percent of U.S. 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 assess a wide range of DSM-IV disorders. ADHD is a neurobiologi
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