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Shire attention deficit disorder drug meets trial results in Japan

20 September 2017 08:30

Drug producer Shire (SHP) and its partner in Japan, Shionogi & Co announced that a Phase 3 study evaluating INTUNIV® (guanfacine hydrochloride prolonged release) in adult patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in Japan has positive topline results, and the study met the primary endpoint. This is the first clinical trial evaluating INTUNIV in adult patients (18 years old and over) with ADHD.

"The positive topline results of this Phase 3 study provide us with important data and insights regarding the clinical profile of INTUNIV in adult patients with ADHD," said Brigitte Robertson, VP and Head of Global Clinical Development, Neuropsychiatry, Shire. "We are evaluating the full data set, and excited to advance the development of INTUNIV as a non-stimulant treatment option for adults with ADHD in Japan, building on the established efficacy and safety data for ADHD in child and adolescent patients."

INTUNIV, a non-stimulant and selective alpha-2A adrenergic receptor agonist1 is currently approved as a treatment for child and adolescent patients (6 to 17 years old) in Japan. INTUNIV is being evaluated in Japan as a potential treatment option for ADHD in adults, a therapeutic area with significant need. Japan is the third largest ADHD market, growing at more than 20% annually. At 8:27am: (LON:SHP) Shire PLC share price was +14.5p at 3846p

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