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06-09-08, 01:04 PM
Shire issues voluntary recall for ADHD skin patch (
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</td></tr></tbody></table> Shire issues voluntary recall for attention deficit skin patch Daytrana over application issue PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Shire Ltd. said Monday it is voluntarily recalling some of its Daytrana attention deficit hyperactivity disorder skin patches because some people could have difficulty removing the release liner, or backing material, of the patch before applying it to the skin.

Shire said the Daytrana patches included in the two lots can continue to be used unless there are problems removing the liner or the patches are damaged upon removing the liner.
The company added that it does not anticipate a lack of supply as a result of the recall.

Noven Pharmaceuticals Inc., which manufactures Daytrana, said that it recently identified a potential cause of the problem and possible solution.
On Thursday, Noven Chief Executive Peter Brandt told shareholders that the company has made improvements to Daytrana, but some lots of the drug could be withdrawn.

American Depository Shares of Shire fell 30 cents to $47.70, while Noven shares fell 17 cents to $11.76 in