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Shire Announces the Organize Your Stuff Contest

Contest for adults who struggle with organization

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

  • Do not take Vyvanse if you or your child:
    • is taking or has taken within the past 14 days an anti-depression medicine called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor or MAOI
    • is sensitive to, allergic to, or had a reaction to other stimulant medicines
  • Some people have had the following problems when taking stimulant medicines, such as Vyvanse:

          1. Heart-related problems including:

    • sudden death in people who have heart problems or heart defects
    • sudden death, stroke and heart attack in adults
    • increased 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:

    • new or worse behavior and thought problems
    • new or worse bipolar illness

              In Children and Teenagers

    • new psychotic symptoms such as:
      • seeing things or hearing voices that are not real
      • believing things that are not true
      • being suspicious
    • new 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]:

    • Fingers 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.

  • Tell the doctor if you or your child is pregnant, breast-feeding, or plans to become pregnant or breast-feed.
        
  • Vyvanse may cause serious side effects, including:
    • slowing 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.
          
  • The most common side effects reported in studies of Vyvanse were:
    • anxiety
    • decreased appetite
    • diarrhea
    • dizziness
    • dry mouth
    • irritability
    • loss of appetite
    • nausea
    • trouble sleeping
    • upper stomach pain
    • vomiting
    • weight 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, 10th 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

[email protected]

+44 1256 894 280

Gwen Fisher

[email protected]

+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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