Advocates concerned as scarcity of ADHD drug continues

01/3/2012 | Reuters

The medication Adderall, commonly used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, continues to be scarce as manufacturers work to produce enough to meet a growing demand amid federal limits on the drug's active ingredient, which is a controlled substance. Advocates remain concerned about the impact of the situation on adults and children with ADHD. "I am very concerned about the future. No one seems to have much inventory to get us through the months ahead," said Ruth Hughes, chief executive of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

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