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ADHD Drug Shortages Spread to Generic Ritalin

  • Patients say they’ve been unable to fill prescriptions
  • Walgreens is seeing ‘some intermittent supply issues’
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Shortages of ADHD medications that started this summer with Adderall have widened to now include another major category of stimulants.

For the past two months, patients have had a hard time finding methylphenidate drugs, a class that includes Novartis AG’s Ritalin and Johnson & Johnson’s Concerta. A drug manufacturer and a major pharmacy told Bloomberg News there are issues with the supply of the drugs, though it’s unclear what’s causing the shortage.