Shire agrees to test its ADHD drug in preschool children

June 12, 2014 1:55 PM

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LONDON (Reuters) - London-listed drugmaker Shire PLC said it had agreed to a request from the U.S. regulator to test the use of its amphetamine-based drug Vyvanse in preschool children aged four and five with hyperactivity.

The FDA, the U.S. regulator, says the drug should be prescribed for patients aged six years or above.

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