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Adderall Shortage Continues in 2012

The adderall shortage will continue in 2012 and I doubt it will lessen up anytime soon.

The New York Times reported that the FDA has recently added adderall to its official drug shortages list.

You’d think that it being February of 2012 that pharmacies would have their shelves stocked with inventory. But that’s not the case.


There are a few different stories as to why there is an adderall shortage.

Some believe that the shortage should be blamed on the amount of people being diagnosed with ADHD and being prescribed medication for treatment.

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, as of 2007 about 9.5 percent, or 5.4 million, of school aged children were diagnosed with ADHD.

There has also been an increase of 13.4 percent in adderall prescriptions from 2009 to 2010. Reuters reported that during 2009 to 2010 more than 18 million prescriptions of adderall were written.