Conspiracy Theories of Drug Shortages

Does it all come down to the bottle line for drug companies?

If you’re like the Philly mom in today’s NPR story who’s been scrambling to try to fill her ADD-afflicted son’s Adderall prescription, you should read former Philly Mag staff writer Moe Tkacik’s fascinating account at Thefix.com of the conspiracy theories surrounding the drug’s recent shortages, not to mention the complicated history of the stuff. It’s a fascinating look at the machinations that occur behind the scenes when drug companies, as Tkacik says, use addiction as a business model.

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