Adderall is one of the brand name drugs used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. For those whose suffer from the condition, Adderall is hard to come by.
Seventy-one year old Michael Garza was diagnosed with ADHD 10 years ago. He now runs a support group for adults and children with the condition. He says children are the most vulnerable with a shortage of medication.
"Going to school and being able to concentrate and stay focused on what they're doing is a problem", Garza said.
The shortage is being blamed on Drug Enforcement Agency limiting how much of the medications drug companies can produce.
According to a report it The New York Times, college students are abusing the drugs to get high or stay awake.
"Why are you punishing people who obey the law and need to take medication by creating a shortage in the medication so the people who are using it illegally can't get it. We need to change that way of thinking", Brooks said.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times