ADHD Medication Shortages: Are You Impacted?

Eileen Bailey Health Guide
  • NBCNews reported yesterday about the nationwide shortage of ADHD Medications, stating, "In the past two weeks, federal Food and Drug Administration officials added the drugs methylphenidate hydrochloride and amphetamine mixed salts, the generic names for Ritalin and Adderall, to an expanding list of national drug shortages. Some distributors cite manufacturing delays and increased demand as the reasons; others offer no explanation for the shortages."

     

    Because ADHD medications are short acting, meaning they are needed every day to help manage symptoms of ADHD, not having medication can impact behavior and school performance.

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    How are you managing? Have you or your family been impacted by this shortage? What are you doing? What steps are you taking to help manage symptoms if you can't find medication?

Published On: April 15, 2011