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Shortage of ADHD drugs: tips for parents

A rash of recent news reports detailed a growing shortage of certain drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder including methylphenidate - Ritalin and its generic equivalents - and the amphetamine Adderall and its generic equivalents. The US Food and Drug Administration attributed it to a tight control of production of stimulant drugs.

Dr. Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich, director of the psychopharmacology program at Children’s Hospital Boston, said, “This is not new, and many of my patients’ parents have to run around to different pharmacies due to shortages.’’

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