Finding that Shire’s study of its successor to Adderall XR, Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine; known in Germany as Elvanse) was too short and did not look at the drug as part of a comprehensive treatment program, Germany’s Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care said that the study “was neither sensible nor did it comply with the approval… An added benefit of lisdexamfetamine is therefore not proven.”
Too bad our FDA isn’t as conscientious as the German equivalent seems to be.
Yes, the regulatory agency in Germany kept Prozac out of that country for quite a while, calling it something akin to “garbage.” I think that they were quite accurate in their description of this pseudo-medication alias toxic drug. But eventually Big Pharma had its way, as it always seems to do, and kGermany got their Prozac too!
Since many years, in the German speaking countries fluoxetine is administered with the market names Felicium, Floccin, Fluctine, Fluoxetin, Fluoxibene, Flux, Fluxet, FluxoMed, Mutan and Positivum. There is no reason that Big Pharma treats German patients and animals – which also receive fluoxetine (f.e., dogs being sad in the flat during the day when their master is out for work) – different from other creatures.
In June 2013, lisdexamfetamine (Elvanse®) was licensed in Germany for medical treatment of ADHS.
Vyvance is just a crappy form of Dexadrine cooked up to get a new patent and a share of the ADHD drug market.
I took this crap when I was still a psych med wastebasket.
It’s inferior to the original product, it takes an hour to start working, the peak is way to high then the anxiety depression crash goes on and on and on. In fact the crash is about the only thing that is long acting with Vyvance.
I guess the Germans are not falling for this big-pharma scam being pushed as “new and improved”.