Doctors across the nation are hearing that patients are having a hard time getting their prescriptions of Adderall refilled. One doctor gives some good advice here on what to do if you run into a tough time getting a refill.
CNN reports " When the US Food and Drug Administration confirmed a shortage of the drug Adderall last month, many people who rely on the medication weren’t surprised: They’ve been struggling to fill their prescriptions for months.
The FDA says the shortage is expected to last another 30 to 60 days. It’s happening in part due to surging demand for Adderall and intermittent manufacturing delays at Teva Pharmaceuticals, one of the leading makers of the drug, which is primarily used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder."
Dr. David Goodman, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine told CNN "A lack of access to Adderall, which must be taken daily, can have implications for careers, home lives and even safety. This can come down to the difference between stopping at the red light or running the red light because you got distracted,” he said.