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Vyvanse available as chewable tablet

April 20, 2017

Shire recently announced that Vyvanse is now available in the U.S. as a chewable tablet.

“Vyvanse chewable tablets will offer an option to patients who may need an alternate form of this medication,” Mark Rus, MS, head of the U.S. neuroscience franchise at Shire, said in a press release. “Our primary responsibility is to our patients and, with the new Vyvanse chewable formulation, we offer physicians an option to help patients who may have difficulty swallowing or would prefer a chewable tablet to help manage their condition.”

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Vyvanse available as chewable tablet

April 20, 2017
Shire recently announced that Vyvanse is now available in the U.S. as a chewable tablet. “Vyvanse chewable tablets will offer an option to…

In the Journals

Childhood hardships increase risk for suicide

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Childhood aversity, such as residential instability and parental suicide, increased risk for suicide in adolescence or young adulthood, according to…

In the Journals

Study shows indirect link between child abuse, opioid addiction

April 19, 2017
Recent findings indicated that childhood maltreatment was associated with PTSD, which in turn was associated opioid abuse. “With emotional…

In the Journals

Brief intervention improves anxiety symptoms, functioning in youth

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A brief behavioral therapy intervention significantly improved symptoms and functioning in youth with anxiety disorders, compared with assisted…

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