Counterfeit versions of Adderall, Teva Pharmaceutical’s widely used ADHD drug, are being sold online with the wrong active ingredients.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that fake versions of Adderall — a drug used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, and narcolepsy — are being sold online.
The FDA says that rogue websites, distributors and counterfeiters may be targeting medications that are in short supply. As Healthland noted in January, doctors and drug companies were anticipating “widespread shortages” of ADHD drugs, including Adderall and Ritalin, because of disagreements between federal agencies over how much of the drugs’ active ingredient should be made available to drug makers.
The article blames the predicted increased demand reduced supply:
Re: Fake Adderall sold online (not that we did not know already)
I'm guessing they're inert with no active substances in them. if it was some sort of other amphetamine i don't think it would be so obvious, and they're clearly trying to make money by making fake pills