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ADHD Drug Adderall in Short Supply

Labor shortages at Teva Pharmaceuticals have made Adderall, a widely used attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug, hard to find in some drugstores.

But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration noted that there's no overall shortage of

  • By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 29, 2022
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  • Ohio State Warns of Fake Adderall Pills After Two Students Die

    Ohio State University is warning students to be wary of fake Adderall pills after two students died last week.

    University officials said that Columbus Public Health has warned the community about the counterfeit Adderall, which contain the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl and are fueling increases in overdoses and hospitalizations in the area.

    "Be aware of the possibility of unexpec...

    Some Teens Are Overdosing With Meds Prescribed for ADHD, Anxiety

    Taken correctly, prescription drugs used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can help teens and young adults navigate their condition, but a new study finds many are dying from overdosing on these medications.

    In 2019,

    Use of Ritalin, Other Stimulants Can Raise Heart Risks for Older Adults

    ADHD medications are increasingly being prescribed to older adults, and they may cause a short-term spike in the risk of heart attack, stroke and arrhythmias, a large new study suggests.

    Stimulant medications, such as Ritalin, Concerta and Adderall, are commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But they are also increasingly being prescribed "off-label" to ol...

    Stimulants Like Ritalin May Be Gateway Drugs for College Students

    Use of stimulants among college students was once thought to be a problem among high achievers seeking energy and focus to study.

    Not so, according to new research that links misuse of these so-called "study drugs" to binge drinking and marijuana use. The stereotype of students bumming a prescription medication like Adderall or Ritalin to study is off the mark, it suggests.

    "Stimula...

    ADHD Meds May Help Keep Some Kids From Thoughts of Suicide

    ADHD medications might help lessen the risk of suicide in children with serious behavioral issues, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that medications like Ritalin and Adderall, commonly prescribed for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), were linked to a lower risk of suicidal behavior among 9- and 10-year-olds with substantial "externalizing" symptoms.

    That includ...

    AHA News: Is It Normal Aging or Early Signs of Dementia?

    Misplacing keys. Forgetting names. Struggling to find the right word. Walking into a room and forgetting why.

    Are these early signs of dementia? Or normal signs of aging?

    It all depends on the circumstances, health experts say. To distinguish between changes associated with typical aging and concerning signs of cognitive loss requires a deeper look.

    "Instead of thinking about ...

    1 in 3 Young Americans Prescribed a Psychiatric Drug Misuses Them: Study

    Many young Americans are prescribed psychiatric drugs to treat medical conditions, but nearly one-third of them wind up misusing the medications, a new study finds.

    "Misuse of prescription substances is alarmingly high among U.S. youth and young adults," said lead researcher Israel Agaku, a part-time lecturer in oral health policy and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine,...

    Weight-Loss Surgery Lowers Long-Term Heart Risks for Diabetic Teens

    Weight-loss surgery significantly reduces the risk of heart problems in obese teens with type 2 diabetes, a new study finds.

    Teens who have the surgery can see their long-term risk for heart attack, congestive heart failure, stroke and coronary death lowered nearly threefold, compared with obese teens whose diabetes is medically managed, researchers say.

    "The mitigation in risk does...

    Risk of Psychosis Varies With ADHD Meds, But Still Small: Study

    Stimulant drugs used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) carry a small risk of a psychotic episode, but it appears to vary depending on which medication young people use, a new study finds.

    Soon after receiving a stimulant prescription, about one in 660 teens and young adults developed psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations and hearing voices, the researchers...