ADHD Spokesperson, Celebrity Team Up Announcing VYVANSE For Adult ADHD Treatment
Shire Limited (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has launched VYVANSE (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) for the treatment of adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This launch of adult ADHD treatment follows the recent FDA approval of VYVANSE to treat ADHD in the adult population. VYVANSE is now available in U.S. pharmacies nationwide in six once-daily dosage strengths. To raise awareness of ADHD in adults and recognize the launch of VYVANSE for adults, Shire has partnered with celebrity designer Ty Pennington to shine the spotlight on living as an adult with ADHD. Pennington takes VYVANSE as part of his treatment plan to manage his ADHD symptoms so he can focus and get work done.
Pennington returns today to his hometown of Atlanta, where he will visit the Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta (SCAD-Atlanta) and announce the Daily Successes with ADHD Scholarship for an adult with ADHD who is pursuing an education or career in a creative field at SCAD-Atlanta. The $10,000 scholarship, sponsored by Shire, the maker of VYVANSE, will benefit an adult with ADHD who is enrolled in, or applying to, a graduate program at the art institution. The objective of the scholarship is to recognize achievements, and to motivate a student to continue to focus and achieve daily successes.