Adderall (dextroamphetamine-amphetamine) is a combination of two synthetic agents with central nervous system stimulant activity. Both agents are non-catecholamine, sympathomimetic agents that elevate blood pressure and cause bronchodilation. These agents are commonly abused psychostimulant drugs that induce psychologic dependence manifested by elevated mood, increased wakefulness, concentration, physical performance and a feeling of well-being. Tolerance to various effects develops unequally, so that tachycardia and enhanced alertness diminish while psychotoxic effects (hallucinations and delusions) may occur.
Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the initiation of a Phase IIa U.S. clinical trial of its product candidate SPN812 for the treatment of ADHD in adults. The trial is a proof-of-concept, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in healthy adults aged 18 to 64, inclusive, with ADHD. Supernus expects to enroll 50 subjects in the study at 5 sites across the United States.
The International Dairy Foods Association issued the following statement by Connie Tipton, president and CEO, regarding today's Report to the President by the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity:
Cardiome Pharma Corp. today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010. Amounts, unless specified otherwise, are expressed in U.S. dollars and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles used in the United States of America (U.S. GAAP).
Impax Laboratories, Inc. today reported significant growth in the first quarter of 2010 due to an increase in sales from its Global product sales channel. Total revenue increased $264.4 million to $323.3 million driven by the successful March 2 exclusive launch of generic Flomax® ($176.2 million of revenue and $167.9 million of gross profit) and continued strong sales of generic Adderall XR® for which there were no comparable amounts in the first quarter 2009, as well as increased sales of the Company's fenofibrate products.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today reported results for the quarter ended March 31, 2010.
Impax Laboratories, Inc. today reported its strongest financial results in its history due to record sales from its Global products sales channel.
Shire plc the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announces results for the year to December 31, 2009.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today reported record results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2009.
Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc., today announced that its Phase IIa U.S. clinical trial for SPN 810 in children with ADHD and persistent serious conduct problems met the primary endpoints of safety and tolerability, as well as showed statistically significant reduction versus baseline in conduct problems across all doses. The trial was initiated in 2009 and was a proof-of-concept, open-label study in children 6 to 12 years of age, assigned to one of four doses over a six-week treatment period, after 2-5 weeks' titration.
Shire plc, the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announces that it has settled the litigation with Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. ("Teva") over Shire's supply to Teva of an authorized generic version of ADDERALL XR. Shire has been supplying Teva with authorized generic ADDERALL XR since April 1, 2009.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today reported results for the quarter ended September 30, 2009.
Shire plc, the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announces results for the three months to September 30, 2009.
KemPharm, Inc. today announced that it has commenced a Phase 1 clinical trial in healthy volunteers of its novel prodrug compound, KP106, which is in development for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). KP106, a new chemical entity (NCE) composed of d-amphetamine and a ligand, is the lead investigational candidate from KemPharm’s proprietary ligand activated therapy (LAT) platform, which creates improved versions of FDA-approved drugs. KemPharm began the KP106 program in 2007 and has initiated the Phase 1 clinical trial of this candidate in less than 24 months.
Shire plc, the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announces that it has settled all pending litigation with Sandoz, Inc. ("Sandoz") in connection with Sandoz's Abbreviated New Drug Application ("ANDA") and its attempt to market generic versions of Shire's ADDERALL XR(R) (mixed amphetamine salts) for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
KemPharm, Inc. today announced the nomination of its second pipeline candidate, KP201, based on its proprietary ligand activated therapy (LAT) platform. KP201 is a new chemical entity (NCE) for the treatment of pain with the possibility of reduced abuse potential. KP201 joins lead candidate KP106, which is a novel prodrug candidate in development for ADHD.
Stimulant medications, such as Ritalin and Adderall, are the accepted treatment to stem hyperactivity in children with attention deficit-hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and improve their behavior.
In contrast to recent findings, two of the most common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not appear to cause genetic damage in children who take them as prescribed, according to a new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Duke University Medical Center.
A genetic change in the dopamine transporter - one of the brain's dopamine-handling proteins - makes it behave as if amphetamine is present and "run backward," Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators report this week in The Journal of Neuroscience.
Stimulant medications such as Ritalin have been prescribed for decades to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and their popularity as "cognition enhancers" has recently surged among the healthy, as well.
The suspicion that additives such as preservatives and artificial food colours can contribute to hyperactive behaviour in children has been around for years.