Monday, January 9, 2012
ADHD Medication Shortages: Your Information Needed Today
As you know, CHADD is very concerned about the current shortage of medications to treat ADHD. No one seems to have a good handle on the extent of the shortages. If you would take just a moment to answer a few questions about your personal experience with the availability of your medication, then CHADD will know much more about the extent of the problem, all the medications being affected, and the geographic distribution. It is important that we hear from people who are not having problems as well as those who are. We need both sides of the picture.
Answer this quick, anonymous survey, which includes the following questions:
• What is the name of the ADHD medication you normally use and the dosage?
• Are you having any problems with getting your prescriptions filled?
• What city and state do you live in?
• Have you had to change medications because of the shortages?
As CHADD works in Washington to address the causes and management of the shortage, it is important that we have as much accurate information as possible. CHADD’s mission is to provide its membership with a unified and strategic voice to policymakers. We are also partnering with other organizations to determine the extent of this issue and to amplify our voice in effecting positive change.
We will keep you updated on the results of the survey, our meetings with key policymakers in Washington, and what you can do to advocate for a more effective system of dealing with shortages. And we will keep you informed about CHADD’s concerns about diversion of medication and what you can do to keep medications from being used inappropriately.
If you would like some tips on how to find a pharmacy that can fill your prescription, check out "Shortages of ADHD Medications."
If you want information on what has led to the shortages, read "Why Can’t I Get My ADHD Medications?"
Completing the survey will take you less than a minute. Thank you for your help in this matter, and for your immediate cooperation.
Ruth Hughes, PhD
Robert Tudisco, JD
CHADD Public Policy Committee