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New Shire research to be presented at World Congress on ADHD highlights treatment portfolio, pipeline and caregiver experiences

May 26, 2015

Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) today announced that new data advancing the understanding of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will be presented at the 5th World Congress on ADHD in Glasgow, UK, May 28 – 31. These data will include findings from the company’s portfolio of approved and investigational medicines for ADHD, and from the CAPPA study measuring the social and professional impact of the disorder among caregivers in Europe.

“For many years now Shire’s commitment to advancing our understanding of ADHD has been driven by a passion to improve the experiences of those living with the disorder,” said Philip J. Vickers, Ph.D., Head of Research and Development, Shire. “We will continue to honor this commitment at the 2015 World Congress on ADHD by sharing research from our evolving portfolio of ADHD medications and important findings characterizing the real world impact of the disorder on patients and caregivers across Europe.”

Shire data to be presented at the World Congress on ADHD include the following highlights:

Abstract title



Healthcare use in children with ADHD in France: results from the QUEST survey

C. Hervé, et al.

Poster presentation: Friday 29 May 2015,

16.00 – 17.30 BST

The impact of comorbid conditions on caregivers’ work, social and family activities: results from the CAregiver Perspective on Pediatric ADHD (CAPPA) study in Europe

K. Chen, et al.

Poster presentation: Friday 29 May 2015,

16.00 – 17.30 BST

Safety outcomes from a phase 4, open-label, multicentre, 2-year study of LDX in children/adolescents with ADHD

A. Zuddas, et al.

Poster presentation: Saturday 30 May 2015, 16.00 – 17.30 BST

Real-world treatment outcomes in adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder treated with lisdexamfetamine versus atomoxetine following methylphenidate treatment

A. Joseph, et al.

Poster presentation: Friday 29 May 2015,

16.00 – 17.30 BST


Cost-effectiveness of guanfacine extended-release for the treatment of children and adolescents with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the UK

A. Joseph, et al.

Poster presentation: Friday 29 May 2015,

16.00 – 17.30 BST


Clinical efficacy of guanfacine extended release among children with primarily inattentive subtype of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: results from four phase 3 studies

M. Huss, et al.

Poster presentation: Friday 29 May 2015,

16.00 – 17.30 BST



Clinical response and symptomatic remission in adolescents with attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder receiving guanfacine extended release in a phase 3 study

TE. Wilens, et al.

Poster presentation: Saturday 30 May 2015, 16.00 – 17.30 BST


Randomized, Double-Blind, Active- and Placebo-Controlled Trials of Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate in Adolescents With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

JH. Newcorn, et al.

Poster presentation: Friday 29 May 2015,

16.00 – 17.30 BST




About ADHD

ADHD is a common psychiatric disorder and is recognised by the World Health Organization (WHO). The core symptoms are inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Worldwide prevalence is estimated to be between 5.29% and 7.1%, and just under 5% in Europe for children and adolescents (<18 years). While the exact origin of ADHD is not known, studies have indicated that ADHD is typically associated with structural and functional brain abnormalities.

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  • failure to achieve Shire’s strategic objectives with respect to the acquisition of NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. may adversely affect Shire’s financial condition and results of operations;

and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in Shire’s filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.

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