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It's not just Adderall: The number of drugs in short supply rose by 30% last year

Posted on AllSides March 23rd, 2023
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It's not just your imagination: Drugs such as children's flu medication, common antibiotics and ADHD treatments are getting harder to buy, according to a Senate report published Wednesday.

Democrats on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee say the number of new drug shortages rose by 30% between 2021 and 2022, an increase that has had "devastating consequences" for patients and doctors.

Towards the end of 2022, a peak of 295 individual drugs were considered in short supply — impacting treatment for everything from colds to cancer.

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https://www.npr.org/2023/03/23/1165361416/drug-shortages-adderall-flu-medicine-report

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