Shire Announces the Organize Your Stuff Contest

               Shire Announces the Organize Your Stuff Contest

Contest for adults who struggle with organization

PR Newswire

PHILADELPHIA, April 7, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shire today announced the launch
of the Organize Your Stuff contest, which is designed for adults who want help
organizing their space and reducing clutter. The contest includes the support
of expert organizer Monica Friel, president and founder of Chaos to Order, a
respected professional organizing service.

To enter, adults ages 18 and over can submit a photo to
OrganizeYourStuffContest.com. The photo should be of a space they need help
organizing. The submission should include a description of the space, why they
are motivated to organize it, and the issues that keep them from organizing
the space themselves. The grand prize winner will win up to $2,500 in prizes
including items from The Container Store^®, a tablet with a gift card to
purchase apps, and a consultation with Monica Friel. Monica will develop a
plan and put together a custom order from The Container Store tailored to the
winning space. Monica will then meet with the winner in person to implement
the organizational plan.

"Effective organizational skills do not come naturally to everyone," said
Monica Friel. "I recognized that I could lend my expertise as a professional
organizer to provide others with helpful ideas for use in their everyday
lives. Whether it is conquering clutter or maximizing space at home or work, I
look forward to the results of the Organize Your Stuff contest so that I can
help the winner become more streamlined and focus on what is important."

The contest will also include three random drawings over three months in which
each winner will take home a tablet with a gift card to purchase apps. Contest
entries are being accepted through June 30, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET and the
winners will be notified in August 2014.

"Shire is committed to providing resources to individuals with ADHD," said
Perry Sternberg, Head of the Neuroscience Business Unit. "This contest is an
extension of the support we have been giving to adults through UDotheRest.com.
This site provides apps, tips and tools that may help make everyday tasks
related to time management and organization more manageable, and maybe even a
little more fun."

The UDotheRest Web site was developed by Shire, the maker of Vyvanse^®
(lisdexamfetamine dimesylate). Vyvanse is a prescription medication for the
treatment of ADHD in patients 6 and above. It may improve symptoms of
impulsivity, hyperactivity and inattention in patients with ADHD. The rest is
up to them. While UDotheRest.com may be helpful for adults with ADHD, the
apps, tips, and tools collected there are available for any adult who is
looking for a little assistance in these areas.

Information about Vyvanse

Vyvanse is a federally controlled substance (CII) because it can be abused or
lead to dependence.  Keep in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling
or sharing Vyvanse may harm others and is illegal.

Vyvanse is indicated for the treatment Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity
Disorder (ADHD) in patients 6 years and above. Vyvanse capsules are currently
available in six once-daily dosage strengths of 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg, 50 mg, 60
mg, and 70 mg.

ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  oDo not take Vyvanse if you or your child:

       ois taking or has taken within the past 14 days an anti-depression
         medicine called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor or MAOI
       ois sensitive to, allergic to, or had a reaction to other stimulant
         medicines

  oSome people have had the following problems when taking stimulant
    medicines, such as Vyvanse:

 1.Heart-related problems including:

     osudden death in people who have heart problems or heart defects
     osudden death, stroke and heart attack in adults
     oincreased blood pressure and heart rate
       
       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:

     onew or worse behavior and thought problems
     onew or worse bipolar illness

  In Children and Teenagers

     onew psychotic symptoms such as:

          oseeing things or hearing voices that are not real
          obelieving things that are not true
          obeing suspicious

     onew manic symptoms
       
       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]:

     oFingers or toes may feel numb, cool, painful, sensitive to temperature
       and/or change color from pale, to blue, to red

 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.

  oTell the doctor if you or your child is pregnant, breast-feeding, or plans
    to become pregnant or breast-feed.
    
  oVyvanse may cause serious side effects, including:

       oslowing of growth (height and weight) in children. Your child should
         have his or her height and weight checked often while taking Vyvanse.
         The doctor may stop treatment if a problem is found during these
         check-ups.
         

  oThe most common side effects reported in studies of Vyvanse were:

       oanxiety
       odecreased appetite
       odiarrhea
       odizziness
       odry mouth
       oirritability
       oloss of appetite
       onausea
       otrouble sleeping
       oupper stomach pain
       ovomiting
       oweight loss

For additional safety information, click here for Prescribing Information and
Medication Guide and discuss with your doctor.

About ADHD
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurobehavioral disorder that
manifests as a persistent pattern of inattention and/or
hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development and
is inconsistent with developmental level.

ADHD is one of the most common childhood psychiatric disorders. Although many
people tend to think of ADHD as a childhood problem, 60% to 85% of children
with ADHD may continue to meet the criteria for the disorder during their
teenage years. Nearly 50% of children with ADHD may continue to meet the
criteria for the disorder in adulthood, based on parent report. The disorder
is estimated to affect 4.4 percent of US adults aged 18 to 44 based on results
from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. When this percentage is
extrapolated to the full US population aged 18 and over, approximately 10
million adults are estimated to have ADHD. Drug treatment may not be
appropriate for all patients with ADHD.

The specific etiology of ADHD is unknown. The diagnosis is made utilizing
criteria specified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
Disorders, Fifth Edition, (DSM-5™)  or International Classification of
Diseases, 10^th revision (ICD-10).

Although there is no cure for ADHD, there are accepted treatments that have
been demonstrated to improve symptoms. Standard treatments include educational
approaches, psychological therapies which may include behavioral modification,
and/or medication.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR
CHANCE OF WINNING. See complete Official Rules for how to enter and
restrictions. The Organize Your Stuff contest is open to legal residents of
the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are at least
18 years of age (19 in Alabama and Nebraska). Contest begins at 12:00:00 PM
Eastern Time ("ET") on April 7, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 AM ET on June, 30
2014. Void outside the 48 contiguous United States and District of Columbia,
and void where otherwise prohibited. To enter and view complete Official
Rules, visit www.organizeyourstuffcontest.com. Sponsored by Shire, 725
Chesterbrook Boulevard, Wayne, PA 19087.

For further information please contact:

Media
Jessica Mann jmann@shire.com   +44 1256 894 280
Gwen Fisher  gfisher@shire.com +1 484 595 9836

NOTES TO EDITORS

Shire aspires to be as brave as the people we help.

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
Disorders, and Internal Medicine and we are developing treatments for
symptomatic conditions treated by specialist physicians in other targeted
therapeutic areas.

www.shire.com

Container Store^® is a registered trademark of Container Store, Inc.

Vyvanse^® is a registered trademark of Shire LLC.

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SOURCE Shire

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