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SOURCE Shire plc
PHILADELPHIA, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announces that seven posters highlighting scientific data and clinical research will be presented at the upcoming American Psychiatric Association (APA) 167th Annual Meeting in New York City, May 3 to May 7, 2014. These data represent Shire's ongoing commitment to clinical research and to understanding the unmet needs of patients.
"Improving the diagnosis and care of people living with mental health disorders is a priority for Shire" said Phil Vickers, Global Head of Research and Development for Shire. "For example, the research Shire is presenting at APA exemplifies our commitment to better understanding binge eating disorder and the needs of the adult patients who suffer from it."
Scientific Poster Presentations:
The titles and dates of the APA scientific presentations are noted below. Specific information about the data contained in these scientific presentations is embargoed until the start of the meeting.
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1. Heart-related problems including:
Tell your doctor if you or your child has any heart problems, heart defects, high blood pressure, or a family history of these problems. The doctor should check your or your child's blood pressure and heart rate regularly during treatment.
Call your doctor right away if you or your child has any signs of heart problems such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or fainting while taking Vyvanse.
2. Mental (psychiatric) problems including:
In Children and Teenagers
Tell your doctor about any drug abuse, alcohol abuse or mental problems that you or your child has had, or about a family history of suicide, bipolar illness, or depression.
Call your doctor right away if you or your child has any new or worsening mental symptoms or problems while taking Vyvanse.
3. Circulation problems in fingers and toes [Peripheral vasculopathy, including Raynaud's phenomenon]:
Call your doctor right away if you have or your child has any of these signs or symptoms or develops unexplained wounds on fingers or toes while taking Vyvanse.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Shire enables people with life-altering conditions to lead better lives.
Our strategy is to focus on developing and marketing innovative specialty medicines to meet significant unmet patient needs.
We provide treatments in Neuroscience, Rare Diseases, Gastrointestinal and Internal Medicine, and we are developing treatments for symptomatic conditions treated by specialist physicians in other targeted therapeutic areas.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS - "SAFEHARBOR" STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995
Statements included in this announcement that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time. In the event such risks or uncertainties materialize, Shire's results could be materially adversely affected. The risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, that:
and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in Shire's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Vyvanse® is a registered trademark of Shire LLC.
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