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Drug Shortages Explainer

Adderall XR capsules are displayed on Feb. 24, 2023. Drug shortages are growing in the United States, and experts see no clear path to resolving them. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last fall a shortage of the attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder treatment Adderall due to a manufacturing problem.

Jenny Kane

Drug Shortages Explainer

Adderall XR capsules are displayed on Feb. 24, 2023. Drug shortages are growing in the United States, and experts see no clear path to resolving them. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last fall a shortage of the attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder treatment Adderall due to a manufacturing problem.

Jenny Kane

ADHD and the Adderall shortage

The national shortage is leading some people on a wild goose chase for medication to treat their ADHD.

Adderall XR capsules are displayed on Feb. 24, 2023. Drug shortages are growing in the United States, and experts see no clear path to resolving them. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last fall a shortage of the attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder treatment Adderall due to a manufacturing problem.

Jenny Kane

   

Seven months ago, the FDA announced a shortage of the drug Adderall, which is commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. This has made it challenging for individuals and families to get their hands on the stimulant.

Reset digs into what’s driving the demand for the medication, and what it’s like living with and treating ADHD.

GUESTS: Steven Meyers, licensed clinical psychologist with Chicago ADHD Associates

Zoe Smith, child and adolescent clinical psychologist and assistant professor in the department of psychology at Loyola University Chicago

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