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2010-11-15 08:15:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the prescription medication Vyvanse® (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) Capsules CII for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adolescents ages 13 to 17. The approval is based on study data demonstrating that Vyvanse improved ADHD symptoms...

2010-11-10 06:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, November 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announces that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has affirmed the ruling of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to grant five-year New Chemical Entity exclusivity to lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, currently marketed by Shire U.S. Inc. under the name VYVANSE(R)....

2010-11-04 12:20:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the majority of surveyed primary care physicians (PCPs) and endocrinologists indicate that--if these therapies are approved for obesity--they will prescribe Orexigen Therapeutics/Takeda's Contrave (a fixed dose combination of naltrexone and bupropion), Arena Pharmaceuticals/Eisai's Lorqess (lorcaserin) and Vivus's...

2010-10-29 05:45:00

PHILADELPHIA, October 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced results from a Phase 2 signal finding study of Vyvanse(R) [lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (or SPD489)] in patients who have had residual symptoms of depression following treatment with LEXAPRO(R) (escitlopram) for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Based on these findings, Shire intends to advance discussions with regulators to explore...

2010-10-19 07:37:17

NOXO Study Boostâ“ž¢ and NOXO Memory Enhancerâ“ž¢ are important, safe and effective alternatives for users of illegal and non prescribed amphetamines (Adderall). Beyond the serious the health and legal consequences of the Class II controlled drug is the ethical debate surrounding Adderall's devaluation of the college experience and the lack of knowledge of the drug's short and long-term effects including schizophrenia. Wynnewood, PA...

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2010-10-15 13:00:00

CVS Caremark Corp. has agreed to a settlement of $77.6 million in penalties because its drugstores allowed sales of cough medicine to be used to manufacture methamphetamine. A U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles said on Thursday that CVS Pharmacy Inc. admitted it sold pseudoephedrine to criminals who used it to make the illegal drug meth. The chemical is used in different types of cough and cold medicines, and federal law only allows one to be purchased at a time. Meth has become relatively cheap...

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2010-09-17 05:55:00

Nearly 22 million Americans aged 12 and older used illegal drugs in 2009, a rise of nine percent from 2008 levels, according to results released Thursday of a national survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The number of U.S. residents aged 12 and older who used illegal drugs or abused prescription medications rose from 8.0 percent of the population in 2008 to 8.7 percent in 2009, the highest level since 2002, the National Survey on Drug...

2010-09-14 07:56:00

Survey of Police and Teachers: Alcohol and Marijuana Most Serious Substance Abuse Facing Teens NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest released the results of a national Teen Substance Abuse survey today, indicating that police officers and high school teachers nationwide believe alcohol and marijuana are the most serious problem substances facing teenagers. These survey results come as the Food and Drug Administration has scheduled an...

2010-09-09 10:02:00

Upcoming FDA Hearing on Abuse of Cough and Cold Medications Misses the Mark NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest released the results of a national Teen Substance Abuse survey today, indicating that police officers and high school teachers nationwide believe alcohol and marijuana are the most serious problem substances facing teenagers. These survey results come as the Food and Drug Administration has scheduled an Advisory Committee...

2010-09-08 09:11:00

Indiana voters strongly oppose making pseudoephedrine-containing medications Rx-only WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Indiana State Legislature's Criminal Law and Sentencing Policy Study Committee is holding a hearing on how the state can improve its policies for preventing the illegal diversion of pseudoephedrine (PSE) - a key ingredient in leading cold and allergy medicines - for methamphetamine production. The panel will hear a range of policy options, from...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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