Drug shortages force physicians, pharmacists, patients to find alternatives
Keystone Pharmacy fields as many as 30 calls a day from people trying to fill their Adderall prescriptions.
But there is a national shortage of the drug commonly prescribed for children and adults to treat attention deficit disorders.
“For a lot of people, it’s the only thing that helps them function through the day,” said David Miller, co-owner of Keystone, 4021 Cascade Road SE. “They are pretty desperate.”
Adderall is one of more than 200 prescription drug shortages this year, according to Food and Drug Association.
That already surpasses 2010, when the drug shortage list peaked at 178.