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Why Is There an Adderall (dextroamphetamine-amphetamine) Shortage? - #QLAB

Updated: Aug 29, 2023

I'd love to answer your questions on the Q-LAB! I'll be posting them here in case others have a similar question. Here are my thoughts -

Do u have adderall or Xanax cheap and fast and I’ll get u 2 mules to move more then U imagine first order small and personal future all bulk. And muciropen ointment / bactroban " - @Emily B

Why Is There an Adderall (dextroamphetamine) Shortage?

I actually laughed receiving this message. Even though this question can easily be shaken off, it does feel necessary to address the national shortage. Here are announcements from the FDA/DEA:

The issue appears to be intermittent manufacturing delays from the actual manufacturers (as much as people would like to blame physicians, pharmacists, nurses, etc.). The 99% of healthcare professionals have zero impact on the capabilities of the manufacturer. Teva, a huge contributor to production, is apparently falling behind on orders and struggling to catch up. It is unfortuanate that the shortage so happens to occur at this particular time. With no sustainable solution in the near future, patients may have to adjust their ADHD medication to other amphetamine-derivatives.

Thanks for the question!

Mark Nguyen, PharmD, BCEMP


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