Shire recently completed a Phase 3, 8-week double blind, dose-optimized, placebo-controlled study of Vyvanse in the treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents in which Concerta was an active reference arm. Formal comparisons between Vyvanse and Concerta were not planned as part of that study. However, the data do suggest this as an area for further investigation. The data from this study have been presented previously at a major psychiatry meeting in late 2011."It is important for practicing physicians to have access to information on comparative efficacy of different approved medications when developing a personalized treatment approach for individuals with ADHD," said Jeffrey Newcorn, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. "I expect the data from these studies may aid prescribers in making individualized treatment decisions for their adolescent patients with ADHD."
Shire To Initiate Two Phase 4 Clinical Trials To Compare Vyvanse® (lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate) Capsules, (CII) To Concerta® (methylphenidate HCl) Extended-Release Tablets, (CII)
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