Medicine’s Ryan Marino shares thoughts on recent ADHD medication scarcity in the U.S.

Some Mexican pharmacies are selling full bottles of Adderall. But it’s actually meth.

Los Angeles TimesRyan Marino, assistant professor at the School of Medicine, said it’s difficult to know how much the recent scarcity of ADHD medication in the U.S. has pushed people toward methamphetamine-tainted prescriptions in Mexico, although he noted that it’s a foreseeable outcome. “Cutting off prescriptions gets more people using meth,” Marino said. “Making more things inaccessible increases the revenue to cartels. It’s predictable.”