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The FDA has issued a warning to consumers about counterfeit Adderall being sold online. The FDA warns consumers not to purchase any medication online that does require them to have a prescription. Doing so is both illegal and dangerous to your health. Two consumers alerted the FDA about the fake tablets after they purchased them from an online pharmacy.

For your safety and the safety of others please be aware that Adderall pills are round, orange/peach in color and are imprinted with “dp” on one side and 30 on the other side of the tablet.  The tablets are packaged in bottles.  The active ingredients in authentic Adderall tablets are dextroamphetamine saccharate, amphetamine aspartate, dextroamphetamine sulfate and amphetamine sulfate. An analysis of the counterfeit tablets revealed they contained tramadol and acetaminophen, both used to treat acute pain, and they were in blister packages. – CNN –

These illegal websites are specifically targeting medications, like Adderall, that are currently in short supply. Only purchase Adderall from an online pharamacy that requires a prescription, has a pharmacist, and is a licensed pharmacy. Do not purchase Adderall from an online pharmacy if you do not have a prescription.

Prescription drug abuse is a serious issue in America, and it’s quickly becoming an epidemic. The Florida Agency for Health Care reported that in 2010 1,374 babies were born addicted to prescription pills – like Adderall, up from only 354 in 2006. Today’ s prescripton drug abuse epidemic is creating the newest “crack babies” of our generation.  It’s an unfortunate but very real crisis that needs to be resolved.

In 2009, 16 million Americans age 12 and older had taken a prescription pain reliever, tranquilizer, stimulant, or sedative for nonmedical purposes at least once in the year prior to being surveyed. Source: National Survey on Drug Use and Health (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Web Site). – NIDA –

If you have purchased or know of someone who’s purchased illegal prescription drugs you may report it to the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations at 800-551-3989 or http://www.fda.gov/OCI.

Prescription drug abuse is very common and can happen to anyone, if you are abusing prescription drugs give our crisis counselors a call 24/7 at 877-711-4673. We can help you beat your addiction and help you gain a happier and healthier life.

 

SOURCES

NIDA – http://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/prescription-medications

CNN – http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/30/fda-issues-warning-about-counterfeit-adderall-purchased-online/?hpt=hp_bn12

Palm Partners – https://www.palmpartners.com/the-prescription-drug-abuse-epidemic-creates-the-newest-crack-babies/

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