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2012-06-23 06:20:16

PHILADELPHIA, June 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announces that on June 22, 2012, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) responded to Shire's Adderall XR citizen petition. The FDA's response requires that all abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) have to establish bioequivalence using partial area under the curve measurements at 5 hours and beyond 5 hours, for both d- and l- amphetamine. The...

2012-06-21 14:22:08

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today applauded Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie for signing into law Senate Bill 2228--anti-meth legislation authored by Senator Josh Green (D-3) and Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland (D-13). Hawaii now becomes the 24th state to adopt real-time, stop-sale technology known as the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx). The real-time blocking system-- provided at no charge for the state--allows...

2012-06-06 02:25:28

SAN DIEGO, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Laboratories, the leading research-based clinical diagnostic company dedicated to improving the lives of people suffering from pain, announced today it has awarded a $250,000 grant to the WAKE UP! campaign in an effort to combat prescription drug misuse and abuse by teenagers. WAKE UP!, a comprehensive youth program created by The Pain Truth, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, promotes a school and community-based approach to address what it...

2012-06-05 10:20:37

RICHMOND, B.C, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has signed a contract to provide training support to the British Army. The training support will include acquiring video using small Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The video will be transmitted in real-time to soldiers' remote terminals, allowing them to be trained in the tasking of surveillance aircraft and the use of the...

2012-06-04 19:26:51

Finding could help fight obesity epidemic Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have shown that while a type of "good" fat found in the body can be activated by cold temperatures, it is not able to be activated by the drug ephedrine. The finding, published in today's issue of PNAS USA Early Edition, may lead to drugs or other methods aimed at activating the good fat, known as brown fat. When activated, brown fat burns calories and can help in the battle against obesity. "We propose...

2012-05-14 06:27:21

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today applauded Arizona Governor Jan Brewer for signing into law House Bill 2263--anti-meth legislation authored by Representative Heather Carter (R-LD7). Arizona now becomes the 23rd state to adopt real-time, stop-sale technology known as the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx). The proven system--in a process similar to a credit card transaction--allows retailers to automatically block...

2012-05-09 06:26:11

Law Links State's Block Technology Across State Lines WASHINGTON, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today applauded Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin for signing into law House Bill 2941--an anti-meth bill authored by Representative David Derby and Senator Rick Brinkley that will finally make Oklahoma's pseudoephedrine (PSE) blocking technology work across state lines. In a process much like a credit card transaction, retailers will...

2012-05-08 13:47:06

Misuse of prescription drugs seen as 'more necessary' for success, study finds In the eyes of young college men, it's more unethical to use steroids to get an edge in sports than it is to use prescription stimulants to enhance one's grades, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. And students who had themselves used stimulants without a prescription were more inclined to see such drug use as acceptable, according to the findings, which were...

2012-05-04 02:25:07

PHILADELPHIA, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shire plc [http://www.shire.com/shireplc/en/home ] (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it will present scientific data from one oral and 16 poster presentations at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 165th Annual Meeting to be held May 5-9. The data being presented represent Shire's ongoing commitment to the clinical research of Vyvanse(R) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate)...

2012-04-26 06:25:47

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today applauded Alabama Governor Robert Bentley for signing into law House Bill 363, legislation that significantly improves Alabama's methamphetamine enforcement laws by implementing a drug offender registry, stricter penalties for meth-related crime and enhancements to the state's real-time, stop-sale technology. HB 363 and its companion legislation in the Alabama Senate was authored by Rep....