For Immediate Release:

September 14, 2023

Amid shortage of ADHD drugs, Arizona Sheriff and warns public against sharing their prescription medications

Amid a shortage of a widely-used drug for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), an Arizona sheriff is warning the public that fake pharmaceuticals laced with Fentanyl are coming across the border in record amounts, and just one pill can end your life.  Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb said anyone sharing prescription ADHD medications or looking to score Adderall from street dealers should heed this warning.

“Sharing prescription drugs is illegal, and I am here to warn you that sharing medications can now end your life,” Lamb said. “Drug dealers are lacing people’s favorite prescription medications with Fentanyl. You know how deadly Fentanyl is, so please consider that when someone offers to share their meds with you.”

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a neuro-developmental disorder characterized by difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity-impulsivity or a combination of both. Individuals with ADHD may struggle to resist impulses, follow directions, complete tasks and remain seated—among other signs and symptoms.

In October 2022, the Food and Drug Administration announced a nationwide shortage of Adderall, one of the drugs used to treat ADHD, and the supply strain could potentially worsen in the months ahead. While some supply issues have improved, many Americans are still struggling to find and fill prescriptions for the drug and other medications for ADHD that they often rely on to stay focused and complete daily tasks.

Dr. Joel Salter, a DC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, said drug dealers are making fake Adderall laced with Fentanyl.

“The fake pills look the same, but because they contain Fentanyl, you can die from taking just one pill,” Salter said. “Everyone needs to stop sharing meds, and whatever you do, do not use anything from the streets.”

The good news is that board-certified addiction specialist Dr. Samuel Amen has developed non-prescription ADDY, the first plant-based active ingredient clinically tested by the Cleveland Clinic. Non-prescription ADDY enables people to maintain focus for hours without any reported adverse side effects. Even if a person’s adrenals are burned out, non-prescription ADDY is able to increase a person’s focus.

Dr. Salter said non-prescription ADDY won’t replace ADHD medications because the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 does not allow supplements to be used to treat ailments like ADHD or cancer.

“The reality is millions of people are struggling with focus and are seeking options to help them focus,” Salter said.  “Many are even googling ADHD symptoms in order to get prescription medications to help them focus; this must stop now because people are getting hurt!”

Dr. Amen, one of the creators of non-prescription ADDY, said his team intentionally did not apply for a drug license because they wanted people to be able to purchase ADDY from local retailers without needing to get a doctor’s prescription.

“Non-prescription ADDY is going to be a big help to the masses of people who simply need increased focus, and having it available at retail stores that are open 24 hours is going to cut down on people making the wrong choices,” Dr. Salter said. “It is made in the United States in a certified lab, so doctors and patients can trust the quality.”

According to Dr. Amen and Dr. Salter, although non-prescription ADDY is not an ADHD medication, its active ingredient clinically tested, with patients who take it showing a significant increase in cognitive function. This is excellent news for people who need extra focus or suffer from severe brain fog.

“Just because a person needs better focus does not automatically mean they have ADHD. Medicine is not a one-size-fits-all program,” Dr. Salter said. “I do write prescriptions for ADHD medications, but in many cases, I recommend non-prescription ADDY to help patients focus because I know how well it works.”

According to Dr. Amen and Dr. Salter, parents can safeguard their children at a young age and increase their focus naturally by reducing their phone time and sugar intake, while implementing better nutrition. “This can help ensure that children are not being over diagnosed with ADHD because they are eating sugary cereal every day for breakfast,” Dr. Salter said.

Sheriff Lamb, who is running for the U.S. Senate in Arizona, said that law enforcement officials know that drugs like Adderall are being highly abused and shared among friends with very little legal consequence.

“Law enforcement cannot be everywhere and stop the massive flow of drugs crossing our border every day,” Lamb said. “This why we are encouraged that people can now get products like non-prescription ADDY because it only takes one street Adderall pill laced with Fentanyl to kill you.”

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