Habibeh Khoshbouei, PhD, PharmD, professor in the department of neuroscience, authored an article in The Conversation that looks at the controversary surrounding the ADHD drug, Adderall. Adderall has been under renewed public scrutiny since fall 2022 when the nation experienced a shortage of the drug. Prescription holders of Adderall have been struggling to get their prescriptions filled amidst the shortage with many feeling that overprescription and misuse of the medication is what led to the shortage.
Dr. Khoshbouei’s article discusses the science and effect of the medication. She explains the side effects that can occur to those who misuse the drug as well as the science behind why it helps those who truly need it.
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