The FDA recently warned consumers to beware of purchasing fake ADHD drugs online. The FDA said some “rogue websites” are selling fake versions of the drug Adderall, a commonly prescribed stimulant used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The current shortage of Adderall has made the drug a popular target for online scams.
According to the FDA, at least two consumers purchased counterfeit versions of Adderall online. The counterfeit Aderall pills only had two active ingredients: the common pain-relievers tramadol and acetaminophen. The counterfeit Adderall pills lacked the active ingredients that make Adderall effective in treating ADHD. The FDA urged consumers to use caution when purchasing prescription drugs online.
Adderall’s manufacturer said that they discovered the scam after a consumer noticed misspelling on the packaging. Genuine Adderall is an orange or peach colored pill. The company marks Adderall with “AD” imprinted on one side and “30″ on the other. The fake pills are usually sold as a white, unmarked pill and often have misspellings on the packaging. Genuine Adderall is also sold in a bottle while the counterfeits are sold in foil packaging. The National Drug Code (NDC) for Adderall 30 mg is (NDC 54092-377-01).
The iPharmacy app from MedConnections can help you save money on your ADHD drugs while still having the confidence that you are getting the genuine medication from a local retailer. If you are concerned that you may not have received the right medication, the pill identifier function in the iPharmacy app can help you identify the pills. The iPharmacy app also includes a discount card that can help you save up to 75% off on your medications and allows you to easily reorder prescriptions directly from the app.