Shire Employees Honored at Healthcare Businesswomen's Association "Woman of the Year" Event


Shire is proud to announce that Amy Pott and Nicole Sweeny will be recognized at the 2017 Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) Woman of the Year event today, May 11, in New York City.

PatientsLikeMe and Shire Pharmaceuticals Collaborate to Study Rare Genetic Diseases

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- PatientsLikeMe and Shire plc have announced a new collaboration that will support the development of a patient-centered, real world health learning system that expands understanding of patient health and disease. Philip Vickers, PhD, Head of Research and Development for Shire, said working with PatientsLikeMe will help the company overcome some of the traditional challenges inherent in understanding rare diseases.

Shire Partners with The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine


Across the U.S., there is a significant shortage of medical geneticists. With only one geneticist for every 600,000 individuals, the U.S. has less than half of the genetic workforce it needs. As an issue directly related to our business, we announced a $1.65 million grant to the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine. The ACMG Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to attract and fund training for the next generation of medical geneticists and genetic counselors. The Foundation also sponsors important research, and promotes information about medical genetics.

Shire Employees Volunteered Over 25,000 Hours in 2016


On October 7, Shire hosted its second annual Global Day of Service. More than one-third of our newly expanded workforce participated in volunteer projects worldwide. Employee volunteers dedicated over 25,000 hours of their time in more than 150 locations. Many projects focused on helping children to “overcome odds.” They included employees helping prepare the SeriousFun Children’s Network camp in Ireland for fall programs, and others developing activity booklets for sick children in Switzerland.

Diverse and Inclusive Workforce Inspires Innovation at Shire


At Shire, we are committed to people of all races, genders and sexual orientations. We believe our collective differences provide a solid foundation for our sector-leading position. Harnessing our differences provides a wealth of ideas and innovations that allow us to be more responsive to customer needs.

Shire Facilities Divert 66% of Total Waste to Landfill


Our focus on how we use resources improves efficiency, creates less waste, and reduces risks and impacts on the environment and our local communities.

Water is particularly important, given its essential role in manufacturing and link to energy use. Throughout 2016, we continued to explore and implement water conservation projects, Company-wide.

Improving Diagnostic Pathways for Rare Disease Patients


It can take longer to diagnose rare diseases than many common diseases. On average, rare disease diagnosis takes 7.6 years in the U.S. and 5.6 years in the UK. Rare diseases such as the primary immunodeficiency (PI) disorders Gaucher disease, Fabry disease, and Hunter syndrome can be devastating, as they are difficult to detect and equally difficult to treat. 60,000 Our U.S. patient assistance programs reached approximately 60,000 patients. We have 37 programs in clinical development, the most robust pipeline in Shire’s history.

Shire Issues 2016 Annual Responsibility Review

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LEXINGTON, Mass., USA , March 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) today announced the launch of the Company’s 2016 Annual Responsibility Review. The Review, available at, highlights how Shire’s growth has strengthened its approach to Responsibility and allows the Company to better meet the needs of people around the world with rare diseases and their families. 

Join Shire and the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association for International Women's Day Virtual Summit


Shire has partnered with the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) on the International Women's Day Virtual Summit taking place today, Wednesday, March 8th. The summit will highlight individuals and companies who have focused their efforts on achieving gender parity and creating a more inclusive workplace. Shire is proud to have Dan MaNamara, Vice President, U.S. Patient Services, as one of the featured speakers. Dan will join other leaders from the healthcare industry on a panel from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.


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