I-Team: What’s leading to ADHD drug shortage?
A sharp increase in ADHD diagnoses during the pandemic has led to a nationwide medication shortage that is impacting families here in western Massachusetts. The shortage is forcing pharmacists to get creative with dosing and parents to scramble while kids are trying desperately to keep it together.
The 22News I-Team looked into what’s causing the shortage and how families are coping. The ADHD medication shortage means moms, like Lauren Harris of South Hadley, are spending a lot more time on the phone and in the car finding the ADHD medication her kids need became like a second job.