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January 27, 2023

ATTENTION: There Is Currently a Nationwide Adderall Shortage

This is devastating news for public accounting.

Bloomberg:

Nearly two-thirds of community pharmacies had trouble ordering the popular attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drug Adderall at the end of July and beginning of August, at a time when demand is at all-time highs.

The National Community Pharmacists Association surveyed store owners and managers about their experiences purchasing brand and generic Adderall between July 25 and Aug. 5. Of the 358 who responded, 64% said that the medicines were on backorder, the group said.

There are two drivers behind the shortage: increased demand (in 2011, around 19 million prescriptions for Adderall were written in the United States; by 2021, that number was up to 41 million) and “packaging capacity constraints” on the supply side.

Brand name Adderall should be easier to access in coming days and weeks per the manufacturer, generic could still be hard to find as late as October.

Stay strong, everyone.

More:
How to Weather the Ongoing Adderall Shortage [Lifehacker]

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