Adderall Is Being Sold on the Internet, FDA Warns

Adderall Is Being Sold on the Internet, FDA Warns

( – Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects millions of children and adults in the United States. To combat the symptoms and help patients regain focus, many physicians and therapists prescribe Adderall. However, some pharmacies have begun offering the drug online, and the FDA is warning consumers about the dangers of purchasing it from the internet.

On March 30, the FDA issued warning letters to two online pharmacies: and, for illegally selling drugs classified as Schedule II stimulants, including Adderall. The drug, comprised of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine, has an increased potential for abuse and addiction, but that’s not the only issue concerning the FDA.

According to a press release, the agency has concerns the Adderall offered on the websites “may be counterfeit, contaminated, expired or otherwise harmful.” The FDA cautions Americans against buying the prescription online and says it’s important to obtain the drug from state-licensed pharmacies to ensure quality.

The two online pharmacies have 15 business days to respond to the FDA and notify the agency of their steps to correct the violations and prevent them from happening in the future. In the meantime, the FDA is requesting consumers dispose of any Adderall bought online and take appropriate measures to prevent further risk.

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