A nationwide shortage of common ADHD medications, including Adderall and Ritalin and their generics, has parents scrambling to keep prescriptions filled. An article in the Philadelphia Inquirer this morning takes a look at the reasons behind the limited supply.
According to the article, there is a dispute over the causes for the shortage. Manufacturers blame quotas on the stimulants in the medications set by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. The Drug Enforcement Administration says it has raised the quotas and points instead to business decisions made by the manufacturers.
A congressional inquiry is on the way. In the meantime, parents remain frustrated.
You can read the full article here.
What about you? Have you been affected by the shortage? Any stories to share about how you are dealing with it?