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IPFS News Link • Drugs and Medications

Adderall shortage leaves millions without access to ADHD drugs, --

• by Ethan Huff

Whether out of necessity or because of an addiction, Adderall users are having a lot of trouble accessing the drug right now due to a nationwide shortage.

It was first announced back in October that Adderall supplies would be limited for the foreseeable future, and that is still true to this day. Patients, providers, and psychiatrists are unable to get it, and there does not appear to be a fix coming any time soon.

"When I'm not medicated, it is life changing," said Matt Ford, a journalist for The New Republic who has been taking Adderall for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD, since he was in elementary school.

"It has an impact on my quality of life," Ford told VICE News. "My family notices it, my wife notices it, my friends notice it. It has a measurable impact on how I'm able to function."

(Related: Taking Adderall is extremely risky due to potentially serious side effects, but the FDA wants people to keep taking it anyway.)

First the government blamed labor shortages and increased demand for Adderall shortage, now nobody seems to know why the drug has disappeared